Presented by Theatre 22
Written by Alexi Kaye Campbell
Directed by Corey D. McDaniel
October 28th – November 19th, 2016
12th Avenue Arts
The Pride, taking place in 1958 and 2008 shows us how the attitudes toward homosexuality in Britain is dealt with. Suppression verses encouragement. In both era’s, it takes courage and strength to be proud of who you are. The set is grand, the English accents excellent, and the actors spectacular-making us laugh and really driving the feels in the more emotional scenes. This show is a well-loved roller coaster ride start to finish.
The Pride shows us that we, as a society can change. We can fight for our right to love whomever we choose, even if the whole of society seems against us.
Humanity has come a long way in terms of the LGBTQA community, but still has a long way to go. The Pride is relevant now more than ever because of the current state of our country. To quote Lin Manuel Miranda, “Love is love is love…..”
Nothing will ever change that.
By R. H. Tyrrel