Annoyance

Purity Ball: The Musical

Directed by Tiffani Swalley

@ 8:00 | Mainstage

$20, $15 for Students

About the Show

Purity Ball: The Musical takes a humorous look at the eerily incestuous world of evangelical purity balls – ceremonies in which young girls symbolically give their virginity to their fathers for safekeeping until marriage. Our story follows Isabel, a devout Christian teen who is tempted to have sex right before the Colorado Springs’ Purity Ball.  As the Ball approaches Isabel must decide between her faith, her virginity and her self worth. 

Feeling hungry? Add Dinner at Drew’s!

Add dinner on to your show ticket for $29. Head over to Drew’s on Halsted, just down Belmont, for their special pre fixe menu before or after this show. Offer only valid until 10:30 pm.

(select “Dinner Package” at checkout)

The People

Molly Miller, Writer/Lyricist

Molly Miller writes comedic musicals, screenplays and weird web videos. You can see her perform improv at the Annoyance with the brilliant freaks of Trigger Happy and you can watch her perform her identity as a caffeinated writer almost every … Continue reading Molly Miller

Brad Kemp, Composer

Brad Kemp currently works in Chicago as a composer and producer by day and music director and teacher by night.  He has composed original music for numerous shows including “The Room: The Musical” [pH Productions], “Tapped” [Theatre Wit], “Tribulation” [Chicago … Continue reading Brad Kemp

Sheena Laird, Choreographer

Sheena Laird is honored to have choreographed for Purity Ball. She’s also thrilled to understudy Adeline/Miranda. Voted “Best Choreographer” in The Chicago Reader Best of 2016 poll, Sheena’s recent choreography credits include And Then There Were Some: A Murder Mystery … Continue reading Sheena Laird

Tiffani Swalley, Director

Tiffani Swalley is a director in the Chicagoland area and New York City. Her most recent works include shows at The New York City Fringe Festival (Girlish), The Annoyance Theater (I’m Just Like You: A Cult Story) and directing Second … Continue reading Tiffani Swalley

Erin Elisabeth Smith, Musical Director

Erin Elisabeth Smith (Music Director) is thrilled to be a part of this most blessed Purity Ball! She holds a BA in Music from North Park University, where she is also currently completing her MA in Teaching for Choral Music. … Continue reading Erin Elisabeth Smith

Cast Members