Bangthedrum 042612
4.0 / 5 Rated by 36 members
Review from Sally Schwartz
30 events 13 reviews

Fine acting; good staging; a wonderful small theater. (Parking outside the door!)

reviewed May 27 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from MAC4freedom
2 events 2 reviews

The Raven is a nice little theater with no bad seats. The people working there ere very nice and helpful. The location is good, although very far from my home. Plenty of good places to eat in the area.
While Bang the Drum Slowly is a good...continued

reviewed May 19 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Mo in Chicago
Red Velvet 250 events 168 reviews

The first act dragged a lot. The second was much better. The actors definitely put their all into it!

reviewed May 18 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from GoldGirl
Red Velvet 85 events 27 reviews

It was well done. Strong acting. I thought it was about 5-7 minutes too long.

reviewed May 15 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Bob Armstrong
217 events 109 reviews

Very well done with strong character actors in a character-driven story. Script may be a problem because it's a novel being used as natural stage dialog. Many times I just didn't believe people talk the way they do here.

Main character "Author"...continued

reviewed May 19 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Scott S.
129 events 98 reviews

absolutely superb.....the cast did a wonderful job, we thoroughly enjoyed it.

reviewed May 19 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Chris0810
50 events 37 reviews

I had seen the film version years ago and honestly the only thing I remembered was DeNiro. The stage version was better albeit a more humorous one. Both Stegall and Duvall were impressive and being a baseball fan, I felt like an insider....continued

reviewed Jun 08 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Jim
37 events 23 reviews

Good ensemble performance. My only complaint was that both the lead's ("Author") performance and the rest of the "team" could have been a little more shaded and richer in detail about how he (they) was/were dealing emotionally with the tragedy. ...continued

reviewed Jun 01 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Bob
45 events 18 reviews

Very true to the Mark Harris novel. Very good acting. I grew up with 1950's baseball when the game was the star and a team was a team ...not overpaid prima donnas.

reviewed May 17 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from marcella
33 events 15 reviews

Loved this, Raven never disappoints!

reviewed May 15 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Theater
32 events 15 reviews

Raven is nice venue for a small theater with a good view from every seat. Enjoyed the played, casting was well done.

reviewed May 18 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from marilynl
35 events 10 reviews

A story about baseball and life and death. A third-string catcher is dying of Hodgkin's lymphoma. The star pitcher is determined to help him through one last season. All within the framework of baseball when stars earned $14,000, had off-season...continued

reviewed Jun 07 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from ccrino
82 events 9 reviews

Well acted. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

reviewed Jun 15 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from theatre queen
18 events 8 reviews

Wonderful story, excellent acting, good parking.

reviewed Jul 08 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Walter Nowak
48 events 7 reviews

fantastic
Great parking

reviewed May 18 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Jerry & Elaine
14 events 7 reviews

There were four of us and we really enjoyed this play
very much and did like the theatre. We will be back

reviewed Jun 30 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Elizabeth
18 events 6 reviews

This was my 12 year old nephew's first play. We all enjoyed it!

reviewed May 17 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Mariana Knittle
24 events 4 reviews

difficult staging if not sitting in the middle. Acting uneven. Pace dragged. Female wigs were horrible cheapened performance

reviewed Jun 01 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from wordplay
23 events 4 reviews

This was engaging and well-done. The acting was of high caliber, and the set was clever and worked well with a large cast. We were pleased to spend an evening caught up in this story.

reviewed May 18 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Dave T
5 events 3 reviews

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.

reviewed Jun 23 2012 report as inappropriate
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