Black and Blue | Raven Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through July 28 2013
Price: $15-$25
Remounting his 2011 Factory Theater hit, director Nick Digilio digs deeper into what seems an insubstantial riff on sibling rivalry. Brothers Jake and Tommy, die-hard fans of opposing Chicago baseball teams, hold court in their father’s neighborhood bar through ten years of cross-town classics. The play, which Digilio wrote with Anthony Tournis (who also plays Jake), has almost no forward motion until the final few scenes. But as repetitive as the skirmishes among the brothers and the handful of bar regulars become, this satire of male fandom neatly undermines the characters' presumptions of masculine privilege. And when family tragedy strikes, the cast find a darkness merely hinted at in the original production. —Justin Hayford

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