Tracy Baim with special guests Bev Spangler and Kelli Strickland

The Half Life of Sgt. Jen Hunter

In the early 1990s, before Don’ t Ask, Don’ t Tell, tens of thousands of gays and
lesbians proudly served their country, while living the double life of the closet. Tracy
Baim’ s new novel—first seen as a play by the same name—explores this period through
the experiences of a lesbian military sergeant who serves during the Gulf War. Now that
DADT has been repealed, this story is perfectly timed to shed light on the not-so-distant
past and the real-life repercussions of laws that demand we compromise who we are.
Joining Baim at this event will be Bev Spangler and Kelli Strickland, actors from the
original stage production (who both were most recently seen in the film Hannah Free). A
staged reading of the play Half Life will be accompanied by a reading from the book.

Event date: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
5233 N. Clark St.
60640-2122 Chicago
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