Pride Films and Plays is producing "Ten Dollar House" by Rick Kinnebrew and Martha Meyer, directed by Michael Graham, at Piccolo Theatre.
Running from January 7 to 31, "Ten Dollar House" is the true story of love and historic preservation, set in Depression-era Wisconsin, between a London-based decorator and a local drifter. The two men fall in love while restoring a dilapidated rock cottage. With a “gay marriage” that hides in plain sight, Bob Neal and Edgar Hellum create Pendarvis house, an improbable business venture that transforms an entire town- and creates an example for the LGBT community going forward.
“Ten Dollar House” premiered this year at Broom Street Theatre in Madison, and was a finalist for the 2015 New Works Festival at St. Paul’s History Theater.
Evanston writers Rick Kinnebrew and Martha Meyer developed “Ten Dollar House” with Pride Films and plays through staged readings in Wisconsin, Chicago, and Evanston.
The cast features Scott Patrick Sawa as Bob Neal and Joseph Anderson as Edgar Hellum, the two gay men who changed a town.
“Ten Dollar House” performs Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8 pm, and Sunday at 3 pm through January 31. Tickets are $22 on Thursdays, and $27 on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Discounts are available for students and seniors. Visit www.pridefilmsandplays.com for more information.