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24 Star Starred
Chicago Dramatists Theatre
at the three-way intersection of Chicago, Milwaukee and Ogden 1105 W. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 60622
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 16 members
Review from Mo in Chicago

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!

reviewed Oct 25 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Pat C.

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

reviewed Dec 02 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from weekender

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.

reviewed Oct 28 2011 report as inappropriate
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By Cándido Tirado

Directed by Ricardo Gutierrez


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.

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