World-Premiere Play The Boys Room with Chicago Favorites Joe Dempsey and Steve Key
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The last date listed for The Boys Room was Sunday February 20, 2011 / 3:00pm.
Currently at Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater:
- Full Price:
- $42.00 - $50.00
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- $21.00 - $25.00
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
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- From the author of <em>Four Places</em> and <em>A Guide for the Perplexed</em>
- Read an <a target="_blank" href="http://www.victorygardens.org/onstage/boys-shelterme.php">interview with the playwright</a>.
Written by Joel Drake Johnson
Directed by Sandy Shinner
When the American Dream is out of reach, what is a man to do? In The Boys Room, ensemble playwright Joel Drake Johnson walks the line exquisitely between laughter and tears. Two middle-aged brothers try to escape their responsibilities and race each other back to their boyhood bedroom — that sanctuary where they can dream and scheme without the pressures of the outside world. One is unemployed; the other is making a living but is not sure why he should live.
The women in their lives, however, are knocking on the door, filled with questions and, sometimes, love. The Boys Room features local mainstays Joe Dempsey and Steve Key, rising star Allison Torem, and beloved Chicago actress Mary Ann Thebus as the mother of the “boys."