Griffin Theatre Presents GOLDEN BOY Revival, Now thru 4/6

Griffin Theatre Presents GOLDEN BOY Revival, Now thru 4/6

Griffin Theatre Company is pleased to present a revival of Clifford Odets' Tony Award-nominated drama of life, in and outside the boxing ring, GOLDEN BOY, directed by ensemble member Jonathan Berry, playing today, February 15 - April 6, 2014 (with previews) at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.

Clifford Odets' masterpiece of American drama is set in the gritty world of prize fighting. Joe Bonaparte is a young gifted violinist, who defies his family and gives up a career as a classical musician for a chance at immortality in the boxing ring. GOLDEN BOY is a blistering and powerful look at fame and fortune corrupted, and the seductive promise of the American dream.

Featuring Nate Santana in the title role, GOLDEN BOY's 15-member ensemble cast also includes Jerry Bloom, David Cady Jr., John Connolly, Laura Lapidus, Jason Lindner, Morgan Maher, Niall McGinty, Connor McNamara, Johnny Moran, Nina O'Keefe, Paul Popp, Mark Pracht, David Prete and Norm Woodel.

The production team for GOLDEN BOY includes: Dan Stratton (set design), Mieka Van der Ploeg (costume design), Rebecca Barrett (lighting design) and Rick Sims (sound design), Amanda Herrmann and Christopher Neville (props design), Joe Schermoly (production manager/assistant director) and Jon Ravenscroft (stage manager).

Previews begin Saturday, February 15 at 7:30 pm and press night is Monday, February 24, 2014 at 7 pm. Opening night is Thursday, February 27. Curtain times are Thursdays & Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 3 pm.

Tickets are available at www.theaterwit.org, in person at the Theater Wit Box Office or by calling (773) 975-8150 (previews $25 with students/seniors $20; regular run $33 with students/seniors $28).

Established in 1988 and celebrating its 25th season, the mission of the Griffin Theatre Company is to create extraordinary and meaningful theatrical experiences for both children and adults by building bridges of understanding between generations that instill in its audience an appreciation of the performing arts. Through artistic collaboration the Griffin Theatre Company produces literary adaptations, original work and classic plays that challenge and inspire, with wit, style and compassion for the audience. The Griffin Theatre Company is partially supported by grants from a City Arts Program II grant through the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs; and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. For additional information, visit www.griffintheatre.com.

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