Bleacher Bums

Bleacher Bums

April 13 - April 22, 2007

The Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan Road Highland Park, IL 60035

In the bleachers at Chicago's Wrigley Field, die hard Cub fans root for their team. The group includes a rabid cheerleader, a blind man who follows the game by transistor radio and does his own play by play, a bathing beauty, a nerd and various other bleacher denizens. As the game proceeds, they bet among themselves on every conceivable event, go out for frosty malts or beers, try to pick up the bathing beauty and, occasionally, watch the game. The Cubs inevitably blow it in the ninth and the villainous Marvin, who always bets against the Cubs figuring he can't lose, cleans up. The bleacher bums remain undaunted they will be back tomorrow to root for the home team.

Conceived by Joe Mantegna
Written by the Organic Theatre Company
Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

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Cast Members:

Melody - Stacy Freeman

Greg - John Taber

Zig - Ira Rosenthal

Decker - David Miller

Richie - Scott Sears

Marvin - Dick Salon

Cheerleader - Matthew Evans

Rose - Kathleen Messmer

Kid - Cameron Deahl

Guard - L. Peter Spinner

The Announcer - Wayne Messmer

Production Staff:

Executive Producer - Bradley A. Rose

Producer - Ira Rosenthal

Director - Kristin Spangler

Stage Manager - Ryan Gabel

Sound Board Operator - Ryan Gabel

Props Mistress - Katie Monahan

Master Carpenter - Rich McMillan


  April 13, 14, 20, 21 at 8 pm
  April 15 and 22 at 3 pm