Buyer & Cellar

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Pride Films and Plays presents


By Jonathan Tolins

Directed by Donterrio Johnson

Starring Scott Gryder

April 11 – May 19

Pride Arts Center – The Broadway (4139 N. Broadway, Chicago)

Tickets available by phone at (866) 811-4111 

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Pricing: Premium $40, GA $30, Student/Senior/Military $25 (not valid Saturdays)

Previews $15

BUYER & CELLAR is a comedy about Alex More, a struggling actor who takes a job managing a make-believe shopping mall in Barbra Streisand’s basement. Tolins was inspired to write BUYER & CELLAR after reading about Streisand's real-life faux mall in her book, MY PASSION FOR DESIGN. Tolins's comedy begins with the truth of the mall - a showcase for her collectibles like dolls and antique clothing - and imagines what it might be like to be the custodian of such a place for such a celebrity. BUYER & CELLAR is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. 

Previews: Thurs, April 11 - Sat, April 13 at 7:30 pm & Sun, April 14 at 3:30 pm

Press Opening: Mon, April 15 at 7:30 pm

Run: Thurs – Sat at 7:30 pm & Sun at 3:30 pm through May 19


“...a superb performance by Gryder…” “A Chorus Line” shines at Porchlight Music Theatre; Scott Gryder’s One Man Performance in “Buyer & Cellar”at Pride Arts Center (WGN Radio, Paul Lisnek)

“...a marvelous show that could have been written expressly for him." PicksInSix Review: BUYER & CELLAR, (PicksInSix, Ed Tracy)

"...Gryder's complete command of the stage…” Buyer & Cellar explores Barbra Streisand’s (make-believe) basement shopping mall (Reader, Dmitry Samarov) 

 “...simply cannot be missed.” "Buyer & Cellar” Review (Around the Town, Jeffery Leibham)

“...Gryder does lovely work…" Review “Buyer & Cellar” at Pride Films and Plays (PerformInk, Marie Warner)

WORTH FULL RETAIL VALUE: ‘BUYER & CELLAR’ The Broadway Blog, Becky Sarwate)

Scott Gryder is tremendously funny in Buyer and Cellar (, Karen Topham)

Malibu Barbie – Pride Films & Plays (Chicago Theatre & Concert Reviews, Colin Douglas)