UPDATED: Otherworld Theatre Company Will Stage “Puffs,” Featuring a MuggleNet Panel
A new production of the play Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic has been announced for Chicago, Illinois, and MuggleNet fans will have an additional opportunity to catch a panel from the site. Puffs, as the play is known, is a parody of the Harry Potter series and first began off-off-Broadway in New York City before becoming available for licensing in 2019.
The upcoming Chicago production of Puffs will be staged by Otherworld Theatre Company from June 15 to July 23 on the Ray Bradbury stage at 3914 N. Clark Street. As noted in the press release below, Otherworld Theatre Company will use its production of Puffs to partner with Howard Brown Health to raise awareness about physical and mental health issues affecting the transgender community.
Otherworld will be donating a percentage of ticket sales to Howard Brown Health’s trans healthcare initiatives and inviting trans healthcare and mental health experts to participate in post-show panel discussions. MuggleNet.com will also host a panel, ‘Reclaiming the Fandom,’ exploring how fans of the source material can move forward while acknowledging the damaging effects of its creator’s toxic views. More details about post-show panel discussions will be announced in the coming weeks.
For more information about Otherworld Theatre Company’s production of Puffs, you can read the official press release. Tickets are available for purchase on Otherworld Theatre Company’s website.
UPDATE (June 15):
The panel after the show on Friday, June 16, will be centered on the subject of accessing trans health care and led by Howard Brown Health navigator Zi’Renae Young. MuggleNet’s panel, “Reclaiming the Fandom,” will take place after the performance on Friday, June 23.