Bangthedrum-042612

Bang the Drum Slowly

Raven Theatre East Stage (Chicago, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

36 ratings
4.0 average rating
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13 reviews
14 stars
attended May 27 2012

Fine acting; good staging; a wonderful small theater. (Parking outside the door!)

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended May 19 2012

The Raven is a nice little theater with no bad seats. The people working there ere very nice and helpful. The location is good, although very far from my home. Plenty... continued

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142 reviews
91 stars
attended May 18 2012

The first act dragged a lot. The second was much better. The actors definitely put their all into it!

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Scott S.
108 events
92 reviews
8 stars
attended May 19 2012

absolutely superb.....the cast did a wonderful job, we thoroughly enjoyed it.

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58 reviews
9 stars
attended May 19 2012

Very well done with strong character actors in a character-driven story. Script may be a problem because it's a novel being used as natural stage dialog. Many times I... continued

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34 reviews
6 stars
attended Jun 08 2012

I had seen the film version years ago and honestly the only thing I remembered was DeNiro. The stage version was better albeit a more humorous one. Both Stegall and... continued

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Jim
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15 reviews
5 stars
attended Jun 01 2012

Good ensemble performance. My only complaint was that both the lead's ("Author") performance and the rest of the "team" could have been a little more shaded and richer... continued

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15 reviews
3 stars
attended May 15 2012

Loved this, Raven never disappoints!

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14 reviews
0 stars
attended May 18 2012

Raven is nice venue for a small theater with a good view from every seat. Enjoyed the played, casting was well done.

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13 reviews
0 stars
attended May 17 2012

Very true to the Mark Harris novel. Very good acting. I grew up with 1950's baseball when the game was the star and a team was a team ...not overpaid prima donnas.

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10 reviews
23 stars
attended May 15 2012

It was well done. Strong acting. I thought it was about 5-7 minutes too long.

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9 reviews
7 stars
attended Jun 07 2012

A story about baseball and life and death. A third-string catcher is dying of Hodgkin's lymphoma. The star pitcher is determined to help him through one last season. All... continued

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7 reviews
8 stars
Jerry & Elaine
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7 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 30 2012

There were four of us and we really enjoyed this play
very much and did like the theatre. We will be back

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7 reviews
8 stars
attended Jul 08 2012

Wonderful story, excellent acting, good parking.

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6 reviews
1 stars
attended May 17 2012

This was my 12 year old nephew's first play. We all enjoyed it!

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4 reviews
7 stars
attended Jun 01 2012

difficult staging if not sitting in the middle. Acting uneven. Pace dragged. Female wigs were horrible cheapened performance

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4 reviews
3 stars
attended May 18 2012

This was engaging and well-done. The acting was of high caliber, and the set was clever and worked well with a large cast. We were pleased to spend an evening caught up in this story.

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3 reviews
6 stars
attended May 17 2012

Very well done and very entertaining.

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 15 2012

Well acted. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

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