Requiem for a Heavyweight
by Rod Serling Directed
by John Mossman
This famous story about a punch-drunk fighter on the fast route to oblivion was first seen as a live TV drama in 1956 before becoming an acclaimed film. First written as a stage play, it was first produced on Broadway in 1985. Mountain McClintock is fighter who doesn't know when to quit. McClintock is a trusting soul, and his innocence proves his ultimate undoing as his conniving manager dresses him as Daniel Boone and enters him as a comic relief on the wrestling circuit. After a drunken rampage upon discovering the manager's treachery, Mountain arrives at a decision that enables him to recover something of his damaged pride and self-respect.
Featuring ensemble members: Mark Pracht, Annie Hogan, Reid Cocker, John LaFlamboy, David Vogel, and Laura Coleman. Also featuring, Patrick Thornton, Todd Wojcik, Ernest Henton, Ron Russell, Sean Harklerode, Charlie Blumenthal, Mike Rogalski, and Christian Colucci.
Performance Dates and Times: Opening Feb. 17th at 7 p.m.
Previews: February 13th- 16th at 8 p.m.
Running: February 17th- March 31st
Thursday: 7:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 3:00 p.m.
Location: 1376 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60642