Book, Music and Lyrics by Jye Bryant
Directed by Jay Españo
Music Direction by Robert Ollis
The season opener is the American premiere of THE THINGS I NEVER COULD TELL STEVEN by Australian writer Jye Bryant. Bryant’s musical introduces us to four characters – the mother, father, wife, and boyfriend – who all love the same man. Bryant’s original score includes numbers that are witty, sometimes earthy and edgy, and frequently touching.
“This show is expertly directed by Jay Espano, PrideArts’ exciting, new Artistic Director. Paired with the always reliable Robert Ollis, as Music Director, the two have done a masterful job of telling Mr. Bryant’s story.” – Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre Review
“The perfect fit for 2021!” – Jerry Nunn, GoPride.com
“Under the skillful musical direction of onstage pianist Robert Ollis, the four cast members deftly handle the complexities of Bryant’s sophisticated score.” – Albert Williams, Chicago Reader