The Fly Honey Show at the Den Theatre
It’s hard to trump most anything flaunted onstage at the wildly popular annual Fly Honey show, which operates with the tag line “Everybody, no matter what your body.” It’s a necessary reminder that sex positivity exists, despite all the hateful rhetoric directed at “othering” different bodies in our current political climate. Brainchild of director and choreographer Erin Kilmurray, the Fly Honey Show, in its eighth edition, blows back the hair of the entirety of Chicago with its barnstorming cadres of queers, trans, large and lovelies and every other permutation under the sun because, well, really, that’s what humanity is. Viva la everybody, and viva la Fly Honeys, an inimitable Chicago ode to the best in us.
Best of Chicago 2017