ABOUT THIS SHOW
Meet Ms. Joan Jett Blakk as she sets off on her journey to run for President of the United States. Inspired by the true story of America’s first black drag queen presidential candidate, Joan’s story begins in Chicago; it’s 1992 and, with the AIDS crisis at its height, Joan and the newly formed Queer Nation Chicago have big goals in mind. Joan sets off on an exhilarating and dangerous journey to drag queer politics out of the closet and into a future where ALL are visible and ALL have a place at the table. Part campaign rally, part nightclub performance, part confessional, and all PARTY!, MS. BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT takes us into the heart and mind of one of Chicago’s most radical and influential citizens.
Our Upstairs Theatre seating is getting a fabulous makeover for MS. BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT. Part campaign rally, part nightclub performance, part confessional, and all PARTY!, seating for this exhilarating new play includes a runway with up-close seating, as well as café tables and couch seating. Current members: your new tickets are in the mail along with a printed seat map; give us a call at 312-335-1650 if you’d like to switch your seats into one of these special (a bit more party-zone!) areas.