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23 Star Starred
Chicago Dramatists Theatre
at the three-way intersection of Chicago, Milwaukee and Ogden 1105 W. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 60622
312-633-0630
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89 reviews
30 stars
Avoid D'Augustino's pizza. It is right around the corner but service was terrible. After waiting 50 minutes for our food, it had not arrived and the server was clueless. We left without eating but did make it to the play on time.
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The weather was super cold. I wore hoddie and jacket with jeans .
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"Momma's Boyz"
16 ratings
4.7 average rating
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165 reviews
19 stars
attended Oct 25 2011

It was an interesting perspective telling the story in reverse order. Using lighting to project the time frame was really well done. Willing suspension of disbelief is required!

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79 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 02 2011

The acting was great, and I loved the innovative timeline... The script lapsed into some unnecessary diversions--i.e., playing "the dozens"--which seemed to indulge the playwright's cleverness at the expense of the cohesiveness of the story. ...continued

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59 reviews
13 stars
attended Oct 28 2011

This was a very interesting and surprising story, told backwards. The acting was terrific, especially the primary role. Some may find it a little simplistic, but one needs to think about it.

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Description

By Cándido Tirado

Directed by Ricardo Gutierrez

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Momma’s Boyz_ is a modern-day tale about three inner-city friends magically given a second chance to revisit their decision to get some quick money by selling drugs. Updated and set in Chicago for its Teatro Vista debut, the story begins at the end of their journey, with Mimic standing over the coffin containing his best friend, Shine. Mimic swears if it were possible, he would turn back time to make sure his friend doesn’t fall prey to a senseless act of violence. Funny, real, and packed with poetic energy,_ Momma’s Boyz_ rewinds back to the moment when making a different choice could magically change the course of their lives forever.