Age Range: 17 and up
Theater on the Lake: The Chicago Summer Theater Festival presents 8 plays in 8 weeks, showcasing a strong cross section of Chicago's rich off-Loop theater community. The New Colony presents The Bear Suit of Happiness by Evan Linder; Conceived and Directed by Sean Kelly. In 1943, Woody, a young gay American, enlists in the army. After being shipped to a remote Pacific Island, he is given an order: "Put up a show to entertain the men. Keep it simple. Needs music. And they like drag." Woody becomes a one-man war as he fights to write a show worthy of his fellows' last laughs. Torn between fantasy and reality, his silly camp show grows to be a dream of an impossibly hospitable world.