'I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter' at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Patrick understudied the role of Mr. Ingman in 'I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter' at Steppenwolf Theatre. He was slated to perform the role April 2 - 5, 2019 for its final 5 performances. However, the production had to close early due to the global pandemic, COVID-19.
Steppenwolf has now programmed a remount of the production in their 2020-2021 season, though casting is not yet finalized. You can find more information here:
'Casa Valentina' at Pride Films and Plays
August 22 - September 29, 2019
"Byrnes is particularly winning in his sort-of-dual role; his businessman George bounds onstage with big Fred MacMurray energy, only to soften before our eyes as he sits down at his makeup table to become Valentina."
- Kris Vire, Chicago Sun-Times
"...excellent performances in work by Patrick Byrnes..."
- Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
"beautifully acted..." "...an assertion that accepting the vastness of sex and gender will always be impossible within the confines of the fickle state."
- KT Hawbaker, Chicago Reader
"The ensemble cast is beautifully led by Patrick Byrnes, as George/Valentina. Every aspect of this story revolves around his character. Byrnes captures the style and subtle nuances and mannerisms of the perfect hostess. He creates the consummate lady of the early 1960’s. With Valentina’s simmering smile and beguiling beveling, Mr. Byrnes brings to mind lovely Donna Reed, Jane Wyatt or Barbara Billingsley..."
- Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre Review