MIRACLE! tells the story of Helen Stellar, a young deaf and blind drag queen who loves to perform under the watchful eye of her drag mother who just happens to be her biological father – Crystal Pain. Crystal is owner of The Brass Connection, an old school drag club where the performers are just like any other normal family – crazy as hell. When the state assigns Annie Sullivan to teach Helen to better communicate, all hell breaks loose and we soon discover that Helen is the most normal of all of the inhabitants of The Brass Connection. MIRACLE! is about family (biological and chosen), a father and son, gay and lesbian subculture and finding your voice.
Playwright: Dan Savage
Director: Derek Van Barham
Cast: Kristopher Bottrall (Bailey Legal), David Cerda (Crystal Pain), Laura Coleman (Janet), Sydney Genco (Beth), Rachel Hadlock (Winter), Caitlin Jackson (Barb/Hershey), Ed Jones (Gloria Blaze), Elizabeth Lesinski (Annie Sullivan), Steve Love (Helen Stellar), Joshua Peterson (Barboy #1), Jamie Smith (Sissy Jizzmor) and Christopher Young (Barboy #2).
Location: Mary’s Attic, 5400 N. Clark St., Chicago
Dates: Previews: Thursday, May 14 at 7:30 pm, Friday, May 15 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, May 16 at 7:30 pm.
Press performance: Sunday, May 17 at 7 pm
Regular run: Thursday, May 24 – Friday, July 10, 2015
Curtain Times: Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 3:30 pm. Please note: there will be added performances on Wednesday, June 24 and Wednesday, July 1 at 7 pm; there will not be performances on Sunday, June 7, Friday, June 12, Saturday, June 13, Sunday, June 14, Sunday, June 28, Saturday, July 4 or Sunday, July 5.
Tickets: Previews: $17. Regular run: $25 in advance (Wednesdays & Thursdays); $27 in advance (Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays); $32 at the door. Limited VIP reserved seating with drink $50. Tickets are currently on sale at www.handbagproductions.org.
Photos by Rick Aguilar Studios