Season of Concern, the Chicagoland theatre community’s fundraising effort providing compassionate care to those in our community living with the effects of catastrophic illness or health emergencies, will be hosting the seventh annual Larry Sloan Awards on November 10, 2014, at Stage 773 featuring a performance of Postcards by James Prideaux by Steppenwolf ensemble members Rondi Reed and John Mahoney and directed by Steve Scott.

“I lost several close friends to HIV/AIDS during the early dark days of the crisis,” says Ms. Reed of her advocacy work with Season of Concern. “I remember the ones lost and deeply loved, and I do it for them. And for the disease that is not gone, although at times it is forgotten. So others will have help when they need it for the other ravages of life, as well as the virus. Because that is what human beings need to do for each other.”

Postcards by James Prideaux - For thirty years Margaret (Rondi Reed) and Leonardo (John Mahoney) have been seated each day at adjoining desks, writing postcards to famous people, without ever getting any answers. Having run out of live personages to write to, they decide to address their cards to the famous dead — but, suddenly, much to their consternation, a reply does arrive. Its effect is shattering, and brings on a poignant revelation of the unspoken feelings which have, through all the years, lay dormant beneath the calm surface of their very correct relationship.

VIP tickets for the evening are available for $75 and include reserved seating, a champagne toast, and a grab bag containing a pair of tickets to one of Chicago’s hottest theatres. Participating theatres include Goodman, Steppenwolf, Court Theatre, About Face Theatre, and more! General admission tickets are available for $35 and include the champagne toast. All proceeds go directly to Season of Concern.

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