Eclipse Theatre Company concludes its 2015 Terrence McNally season will conclude with The Lisbon Traviata. This sharply funny yet deeply tragic story centers around centers around a revealing conversation between depressed literary editor and opera fanatic, Stephen, and Mendy, a flamboyant opera queen. The two dish late into the night, distracting Stephen from his failing relationship with hilarious riffs on records, divas and more. But when Stephen returns home to confront his boyfriend, a tragedy unfolds on the scale of the grand opera he loves so much. Ensemble Member and Goodman Theatre Artistic Associate, Steve Scott directs.
November 5 – December 13, 2015
The Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N. Southport Ave. Chicago IL
Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm; Sunday at 2:00 pm
Yando Lopez and Chicago drag queen sensation Dixie Lynn Cartwright star in this musical parody of Elf. After Santa Claus retires, his wicked son begins a not-so-jolly reign as the new head of Christmas. The North Pole begins to crumble under his tyrannical rule, and Barney the Elf is forced to leave his home. Soon he embarks on a fabulous journey of self-discovery (or is it elf-discovery?) that lands him in one of Chicago’s hottest drag bars. But can he truly leave Christmas behind for a new life in the big city? Barney the Elf brings musical numbers galore and plenty of queer holiday cheer to Chicago’s Greenhouse Theatre Center.