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:
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A nursing home in northern Idaho is shutting down, making the futures of the longtime employees and three remaining patients uncertain. Even worse, Gerald, a 91-year-old patient suffering from Alzheimer's, has wandered off. The search for Gerald takes place in the midst of a record-breaking blizzard, but that's not the only crisis the staff is dealing with. This Midwest premiere by award-winning playwright Samuel D. Hunter and director Joanie Schultz -- the same team behind last season's The Whale -- is an emotional and funny look at life with plenty of unexpected twists. Learn More
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Well-knit drama that examines questions about love, family, commitment, death. Well-directed, with a good cast and an absolutely dynamic performance from Mary Ann Thebus. She certainly deserves attention from the Jeff people.
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From the author of Four Places and A Guide for the Perplexed
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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."