Bang the Drum Slowly

By Mark Harris, adapted by Eric Simonson, directed by Tony Adams

1955, star pitcher Henry 'Author' Wiggen, learns his roommate is coping with a terminal disease. While trying to regain his MVP form and a World Series title, Author strives to support his friend's quiet quest for dignity.

June 2006

In the press

Jeff Recommended
"Peter Moore and Alex Gillmor, along with a sturdy ensemble (featuring a standout character turn by Jim Poole as the irate manager)... elevate masculine values to the level of heroic myth!"
- Mary Shen Barnidge, Windy City Times
"Director Tony Adams has a quick pace going that smoothly moves the story along... Alex Gillmor, Pete Moore and Jim Poole anchor the show with fine performances!"
- Tom Williams,

Artistic Team

James Allen
Alex Gillmor
Peter Moore
Jim Poole
Julia Siple
Sergi Bosch
Lisa Butterfield
Juan Castaneda
John Corielle
Sam Dyer
Peter Espositio
Jason Frydman
Kevin Gladish
Lauren N. Goode
Greg Hardin
Skippa Hixson
Warren Levon
Jeremy Van Meter

Director: Tony Adams
Scenic Design: Brad Akin
Costume Design: Adam Dodds and Tony Adams
Lighting Design: Kevin Shaw
Sound Design: Tony Adams
Stage Manager: Michelle Tynski
Dialect Coach: Martin Aistrope
Producer: George Cederquist