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Music & Lyrics by Steve Schalchlin | Book by Jim Brochu

Additional Lyrics by John Bettis & Marie Cain

Directed by Christopher pazdernik

The singer and the song are waiting for you...

A "hilarious and heartbreaking" Off Broadway sensation and cult hit, The Last Session gathers singers and an offstage engineer in a recording studio to record a new pop/gospel album with an old friend, faded pop star, Gideon. But the mix is dramatically altered by the unexpected arrival by a Bible thumping, homophobic gospel singer. All of them are deeply connected to Gideon yet are unaware that he carries a big secret: that he plans to end his struggle with AIDS after the session. Harmony is restored through friendship and the power of music.

"The Last Session is screamingly funny, yet love is everywhere. Written from the heart, Schalchlin's gospel tinged pop tunes exert a rare emotional pull and Brochu's story telling allows them to emerge realistically out of the action. Again and again, a fierce drive takes and overtakes the tunes melodic strains. It's life taking hold again - hope rising on powerful wings."Los Angeles Times

october 26 - December 2 | Friday/saturday @ 8 | sunday @ 7

$30 | Atlas Arts media, 4809 N Ravenswood 

 

 

 

SPRING 2019

The Chicago Premiere of 

Based on S.R. Bindler's Documentary Film "Hands on a Hardbody"

Directed by Christopher Pazdernik 

Music Directed by Jon Schneidman

March 22 - May5

Tickets go on sale February 1, 2019