What Is ‘Dada Woof Papa Hot’? Chicagoans Will Soon Find Out.

On Thursday, About Face Theatre announced casting for its Chicago premiere of “Dada Woof Papa Hot,” written by Peter Parnell and directed by Jeff Award-nominated AFT artistic associate Keira Fromm.

The comedy about gay parenting and modern families has been around for just over three years, first coming to stage in October of 2015, just months after the Supreme Court's ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges on June 26, 2015. It's a celebration as well as an examination into the lives of two gay couples and their friends and how they all start the adventure of being parents in our modern world.

"Dada Woof Papa Hot is a funny and moving play about the challenges of modern day marriage and parenting," says Director Keira Fromm, "It's also a play about how becoming a parent impacts one's sense of identity and individuality. I love how the play reaches into contemporary married life and examines its difficulties for straight and gay people alike. The play takes place today in our post-marriage-equality moment where gay relationships and parenting have been normalized in our culture. The way it explores the unique problems that Alan and Rob (the central couple in the play) encounter while raising their young daughter in the wake of marriage equality makes for incredibly potent and compelling theater." (broadway.com)


It’s a fall night in New York City, and two couples who recently met at a parents group are out to dinner at the hot new restaurant. The foursome share photos of their kids, trade war stories from pre-school applications, and discuss their work. Alan and Rob, and Scott and Jason find plenty of common ground as gay couples raising kids in the city, and a play date with their children is set. – ltc.org


The play was in the Lincoln Center Theater back in 2015-2016 and the cast of DADA WOOF PAPA HOT talked about the show, their characters, and working on the new play.



DADA WOOF PAPA HOT, will play January 10 – February 16, 2019 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Ticket sales started on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at aboutfacetheatre.com, by calling (773) 975-8150 , or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening is Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 7:30 pm.

Well keep an eye out for more exciting LGBT involved plays. 

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Here's a montage of scenes from DADA WOOF PAPA HOT.



h/t:  chicagotribune.com, ltc.org, broadwayworld.com

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