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Bang the Drum Slowly

Raven Theatre East Stage (Chicago, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

36 ratings
4.0 average rating
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13 reviews
15 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 of good places to eat in the area.
While Bang the Drum Slowly is a good...continued

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148 reviews
96 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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12 reviews
27 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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Scott S.
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93 reviews
10 stars
attended May 19 2012

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

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69 reviews
11 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 just didn't believe people talk the way they do here.

Main character "Author"...continued

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35 reviews
8 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 Duvall were impressive and being a baseball fan, I felt like an insider....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 in detail about how he (they) was/were dealing emotionally with the tragedy. ...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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Goldstar Member
33 events
14 reviews
1 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
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 within the framework of baseball when stars earned $14,000, had off-season...continued

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7 reviews
10 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
0 stars
attended Jun 23 2012

The quality of the performance was as good or better than we have seen even in the large downtown theaters. Everyone in this cast put on a terrific performance. The baseball theme presentation was quite enjoyable.

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3 reviews
6 stars
attended May 17 2012

Very well done and very entertaining.

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