Open Space Arts announced its inaugural production of The Kramer Project, directed and adapted by David Zak from activist Larry Kramer's watershed speech "The Tragedy of Today's Gays."
This will be the first production for Open Space Arts, a non-profit dedicated to producing works of social relevance.
All proceeds of the production will go to the Center on Halsted. The production runs July 22-31 at the Center, 3656 N. Halsted St.
Demoralized by the re-election of George W. Bush in 2004, Kramer gave what he called "the most difficult speech I ever had to give." That speech was heralded as a "strident but truthful lecture" by The Boston Globe.
The cast includes Tom Chiola, Keith Butler, Elijah Newman, Hailey Hance, Roberto del Rio, Alexandria Moorman and Ryan Quade.
Tickets are $10-$30 each; visit www.centeronhalsted.org .