To celebrate Chicago's hosting of Gay Games VII, Live Bait presents Some Like It Homo, three unique visions of queer life in the USA:
Golden Corral, written & performed by Joe Steiff, directed by Brigid Murphy
Filmmaker Joe Steiff's critically-acclaimed solo debut returns to Live Bait for four performances only. A poignant mosaic of grandmothers, government cheese, firearms, and growing up gay in rural Appalachia. "Funny and piercingly honest, Steiff takes the details of his young adulthood and makes magic" (Chicago Reader).
"Pay what you can" preview: Thursday July 14 at 8:15pm
Joe Steiff: Fri. July 14, 21 Sat. July 15, 22 8:15pm-in Bucket
Other Funny Stories About Cancer, written & performed by Brian Lobel, directed by Margot Bordelon
When Brian Lobel found out he had testicular cancer at twenty, he faced surgery that could save his body, but ruin his love life. His first thought? "I want to live." His second? "I don't want to die a virgin." Other Funny Stories About Cancer takes a deliriously comic look at queer identities, virginity, mortality, and "happy endings" for everyone.
"Pay what you can" preview: Thursday July 14 at 9:30 pm
Brian Lobel: Fri. July 14, 21, Sat. July 15, 22 9:30pm- in Bucket Fri. August 11 Sat. August 12 8:15pm- in Bucket
Nothing Left But The Smell: A Republican On Welfare, written & performed by Erika Lopez
San Francisco-based writer and performer Erika Lopez is standing in a line for a welfare check when she suddenly catches of whiff of... what exactly? Desperation? Poverty? Cold peanuts? Known for her philosophical/bad-sex/motorcycle novel, Flaming Iguanas, Lopez's outrageous critique of life in the poor lane promises to keep jaws dropping.
Erika Lopez: Fri. July 21 Sat. July 22 8pm-on Main Stage