Lavender Men
The Den Theatre
1331 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
The Den Theatre
1331 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
The Den Theatre
1331 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
The Den Theatre
1331 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
The Den Theatre
1331 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
The Den Theatre
1331 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
The Den Theatre
1331 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
The Den Theatre
1331 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
The Den Theatre
1331 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
The Den Theatre
1331 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
The Den Theatre
1331 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
The Den Theatre
1331 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
The Den Theatre
1331 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
The Den Theatre
1331 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
The Den Theatre
1331 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
The Den Theatre
1331 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
The Den Theatre
1331 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
The Den Theatre
1331 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
The Den Theatre
1331 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
The Den Theatre
1331 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
The Den Theatre
1331 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
The Den Theatre
1331 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
The Den Theatre
1331 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
The Den Theatre
1331 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
Comedy/Drama, Pride
Runs May 09Jun 08, 2024

Taffeta is a fat, multi-racial femme with a unique form of queer magic: she can conjure dead historical figures. In this energetic and surreal play, Taffeta invites audiences along as she summons none other than President Abraham Lincoln and his handsome young law clerk Elmer Ellsworth to her stage. Playing every other character in Abe and Elmer’s gay narrative, Taffeta uses this fantasia to confront issues of visibility, race, and LGBTQ+ inclusion. But is any of this historically accurate? Sit down, honey, that’s not what we’re here for. Lavender Men is an embrace to every queer, fat person of color who has been ignored, neglected, or erased for unapologetically being themselves.

Written by Roger Q. Mason
Directed by Lucky Stiff
Featuring Matt Martin as Abe, Shea Petersen as Elmer, and Julian “joolz” Stroop as Tafetta