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  • Pride Arts Center 4147 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60613 (map)

YANK!, originally produced off-Broadway in 2010, is a love song to Hollywood's "it takes one of every kind" platoon flicks and to 1940s Broadway. Suffused with songs (swing, big band, boogie-woogie), it explores what stories get told in wartime, and how WWII became the great catalyst in bringing gay men and women together. It's the story of Stu, a scared Midwestern kid who gets drafted in 1943, and who - like most guys - spends Basic Training wrestling with fears of whether he "has what it takes" to make it in the Army. But unlike most guys, Stu falls in love with a fellow Private in his squad, a handsome All-American guy named Mitch. When Stu later strikes up a friendship with Artie - a self-assured gay reporter for Yank Magazine, Artie shows Stu a glimpse of the gay world that thrived just beneath the surface of the US Army in the 1940s.


Thursday-Sunday, January 11-January 14

Regular Run:

Thursday-Sunday, January 18 (Press Opening)- March 18
Wednesday, January 31 & February 7


Wednesday-Saturday: 7:30 pm
Sunday: 3:30 pm



Preview: $25
General Admission: $30
Reserved Seats: $40

Purchase Tickets

Earlier Event: August 19
Later Event: May 21
Nominee Night