October 14 at 7:30pm
October 15, 22, 23 at 8:00pm
October 17, 24 at 2:00pm
Bleacher Bums is a comedy in nine innings! This hilarious and nostalgic play, written collaboratively by members of Chicago's Organic Theater Company, from an idea by actor Joe Mantegna, pays homage to the most legendary baseball fans around - the die-hard faithful in Chicago’s storied right field bleachers of Wrigley Field - as they root for their beloved, beleaguered Cubs against their bitter rival Cardinals in 1977. The group includes a lifelong Cubs follower who doesn’t know as much as his wife, a rabid fan, a blind man who follows the game by transistor radio with his own play by play, a bathing beauty, a nerd, and two gamblers, one a Cubs fan, the other a fan of any team that will win him the bet. As the game proceeds, they bet amongst themselves on every conceivable event, go out for frosty malts and beers, try to pick up the bathing beauty and, occasionally, watch the game. The production will be directed by Yellow Dragon Artistic Director Joel D. Scribner, and features Rob Inman, Janet McInturff, Michael Myers, Levi Witt, Matt Plaas, Chase Parker, Sarah Crouch, Rider Barnum, Guinevere and Eowyn Shoop, and Joshua Shoop.
“Bleacher Bums” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com
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