Wickedly Dark Comedy Rantoul and Die at Victory Gardens Theater
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The last date listed for Rantoul and Die was Sunday May 22, 2011 / 2:30pm.
Currently at Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater:
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Appropriate deals with the hassles of inheritance as one family descends upon a crumbling Arkansan plantation to liquidate their dead patriarch's estate. The three adult children think they have problems as they argue over clutter, debt and their troubled family history. But, after a disturbing discovery among their father's possessions, a series of surprises and confrontations turns up the intensity at the already-uncomfortable reunion. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
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Very funny! It's a twisted dark comedy. The audience was definitely shocked during parts. This play isn't for conservative-types. The language is pretty rough but no different than a rated-r film. I wouldn't take my grandma, but I'd invite all my co-workers.
I loved that it was edgy. The performances were outstanding. Totally fun night out.
Quotes & Highlights
- Director Erin Quigley is a two time Tony Award-nominated costume designer for The Song of Jacob Zulu and The Grapes of Wrath.
- Read more about the cast and crew of Rantoul and Die.
- "...original and devastatingly funny." --The Hollywood Reporter
- "Mark Roberts’s dark comedy about sub-working-class couples who make Tracy Letts’s Killer Joe look like a Mensa meeting." --Chicago Magazine
Presented by American Blues Theater, in association with Stephen Eich and Don Foster
In Rantoul and Die, Rallis and Debbie's marriage has reached its expiration date. In fact, it's soured and stuck to the bottom of the carton. She wants him to pack his stuff and hit the bricks, but he's clinging to the past like a cat on a screen door. How far will a man go to hang on to his lady fair?
From the writer and executive producer of such hit TV shows as Big Bang Theory and Mike and Molly comes a new play with four of the funniest, skankiest, and most heartbreakingly real characters ever, all crammed together in a grimy little world that makes the local Dairy Queen and Dante’s Inferno seem one and the same.
Starring American Blues Theater Ensemble members Kate Buddeke and Cheryl Graeff and Steppenwolf Theatre Ensemble members Francis Guinan and Alan Wilder. Contains strong language and some violence.