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.
In the press
"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, chicagocritic.com
Lauren N. Goode
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