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Raven Theatre East Stage
6157 North Clark St. Chicago, IL 60660
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4 reviews
5 stars
4 events
4 reviews
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"Bang the Drum Slowly"
36 ratings
4.0 average rating
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28 events
13 reviews
16 stars
attended May 27 2012

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

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended May 19 2012

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.
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165 reviews
19 stars
attended May 18 2012

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

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“There’s no denying the humor and power of the work, nor the audience’s three-hankie response … [it’s] a fascinating textural portrait of our national image." —The Boston Herald


A moving, often humorous look at life, loyalty and America’s pastime, this touching drama unfolds during a season of baseball with the fictional New York Mammoths, focusing on the bond between a world-wise star pitcher and a country boy catcher.

About the Ticket Supplier: Raven Theatre

Raven Theatre’s mission is to establish itself as an important voice in regional theater, focusing on American classics, as well as new and lesser-known projects that shed light on the “American Experience.” The company’s mission is realized by uniting an ensemble of Chicago-based theater artists from diverse disciplines who work together with the goal of maintaining a high standard of artistic excellence with programming easily accessible to patrons of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds, and thereby enriching our community’s cultural life. Vigorously fresh revivals of masterpieces by great playwrights such as Miller, Williams, Saroyan and Mamet introduce new audiences to established classics, while original and lesser-known works give voice to the next generation of playwrights. Through Raven’s Children’s Theatre Program, the company seeks to present a wide range of theatrical education and entertainment options applicable across a broad academic spectrum.