Naperville's BrightSide Theatre to Present BLEACHER BUMS, 3/20-30
BrightSide Theatre, Naperville's only professional theatre performing in the historic downtown district, continues its 3rd season with Joe Mantegna and The Organic Theatre Company's slice of life comedy Bleacher Bums. Directed by Greg Kolack and playing March 20-March 30, 2014 at the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth Avenue in Naperville. Tickets are on sale now at www.brightsidetheatre.com, or by calling 630-637-SHOW(7469). The press performance is Thursday, March 20 at 8pm.
Bleacher Bums will feature Todd Aiello (Chicago), Jay Fontanetta (Lombard), Ben Greenberg (Naperville), Jim Heatherly (Bloomingdale), Judith Laughlin (Wheaton), Frank Menolascino (Melrose Park), Tin Penavic (Downers Grove), Victor Polites (Oak Park), Tom Schneider (Chicago) andJennifer Torchia (Lombard).
Conceived by Chicago's very own Joe Mantegna and written byThe Organic Theater Company, Bleacher Bums is a light and fun 9-inning slice of life comedy takes place in the bleachers of Wrigley Field as a group of colorful and devoted fans watch their beloved Chicago Cubs play their dreaded rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals. While the Chicago Cubs have not been in a World Series in over 60 years, let alone won one in over a century, Chicago Cub fans share an unconditional love and are, without a doubt, the most loyal and optimistic. Every April the fans exclaim, "This is the year!" And every September they vow to "wait till next year." Director Greg Kolack describes the Wrigley Field Bleachers as "a place where the true Cub fans gather. They are a group of people of all ages and from all walks of life that have only one thing in common - the Cubs. They become a family for just a few hours. I know these people well - I am one of them and have spent more afternoons than I can remember in those bleachers."