Baseball Tale Bang the Drum Slowly by Raven TheatreRaven Theatre East Stage (6157 North Clark St. Chicago, IL 60660)
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The last date listed for Bang the Drum Slowly was Saturday July 14, 2012 / 8:00pm.
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Neil Simon changed the course of his career when he wrote Brighton Beach Memoirs, the first play of his Tony Award-winning Eugene Trilogy. Never before had Simon's writing been so personal, reflecting the actual individuals and hardships that defined his Depression-era youth. Brighton Beach Memoirs centers around Eugene Morris Jerome, a Jewish American teenager in the throes of puberty. Complicating Eugene's coming-of-age are the relatives that crowd his family's Brooklyn apartment, including his parents, his older brother, his aunt and his two female cousins, one of whom he finds far too attractive for his own good. Critics have praised the play for its humor, but also for its clear-eyed look at the tough choices that faced many American families in the '30s. Brighton Beach Memoirs has all the force and vitality of real memories -- and like them, lingers in the mind for years. Learn More
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24 Goldstar Member Reviews
Written on Jul 12 2012
As a fan of baseball and the theatre, I thought this would be a good choice for an evening's entertainment. Overall it was a satisfactory performance though the production tended to be uneven both in terms of acting and technical aspects. Overall, it did not have as much impact as it could have because there was a little too much overacting and the plot and characterization suffered somewhat from cliche.
Not knowing Chicago, I had not realized that the Raven theatre was somewhat out of the way and took a long time to get to by public transport. After the show I had hoped to find a bite to eat somewhere, but the nearby pub did not serve any food. The theatre itself was a pleasant enough place.
Written on Jul 09 2012
Wonderful story, excellent acting, good parking.
Written on Jul 02 2012
There were four of us and we really enjoyed this play
very much and did like the theatre. We will be back
Written on Jun 25 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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Quotes & Highlights
- “There’s no denying the humor and power of the work, nor the audience's three-hankie response ... [it’s] a fascinating textural portrait of our national image." —The Boston Herald
A moving, often humorous look at life, loyalty and America's pastime, this touching drama unfolds during a season of baseball with the fictional New York Mammoths, focusing on the bond between a world-wise star pitcher and a country boy catcher.
About the Ticket Supplier: Raven Theatre
Raven Theatre's mission is to establish itself as an important voice in regional theater, focusing on American classics, as well as new and lesser-known projects that shed light on the "American Experience." The company's mission is realized by uniting an ensemble of Chicago-based theater artists from diverse disciplines who work together with the goal of maintaining a high standard of artistic excellence with programming easily accessible to patrons of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds, and thereby enriching our community's cultural life. Vigorously fresh revivals of masterpieces by great playwrights such as Miller, Williams, Saroyan and Mamet introduce new audiences to established classics, while original and lesser-known works give voice to the next generation of playwrights. Through Raven's Children's Theatre Program, the company seeks to present a wide range of theatrical education and entertainment options applicable across a broad academic spectrum.