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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In this powerful drama, the ultimate confrontation between two mothers in South Side Chicago comes as part of the aftermath of a tragic murder. Loosely based on actual events, The Gospel of Lovingkindness tells the story of a young man murdered for a new pair of shoes. His mother, Mary, struggles to put her life back together after his death, only to encounter the mother of his killer. This poetic and potent story examines the too-true reality of a community defined by class, race, gang violence and the church. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Goldstar Member
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The writing is hilariously sick and wicked. It is not humor for the conservative type. I loved it and would go see it again just to experience the language. The characters are meant to display a lack of awareness about themselves and others, that's what makes it funny. Think HBO sinister and you won't be misled, nor disappointed.
Quotes & Highlights
- Director Erin Quigley is a two time Tony Award-nominated costume designer for <em>The Song of Jacob Zulu </em>and <em>The Grapes of Wrath</em>.
- Read more about the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.americanbluestheater.com/season-news/rantoul-die/about-the-artists/">cast and crew </a>of <em>Rantoul and Die</em>.
- "...original and devastatingly funny." --<em>The Hollywood Reporter</em>
- "Mark Roberts’s dark comedy about sub-working-class couples who make Tracy Letts’s <em>Killer Joe </em>look like a Mensa meeting." --<a target="_blank" href="http://www.chicagomag.com/Radar/Chicago-Guide/April-2011/Four-Plays-and-a-Concert-Plus-Lara-Millers-Plans/">Chicago Magazine</a>
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.