Event date: 6/8/2018 7:30 PM - 6/17/2018 3:00 PM Export event
Bleacher Bums
Don Gingold
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Bleacher Bums

It's root, root, root for the home team, and die-hard Chicago Cubs fans are making wagers. Unfortunately, baseball is about all they have in common. Things may get ugly.

Bleacher Bums is a comedy conceived by Chicagoan and TV star Joe Mantegna and developed by members of the Organic Theatre Company in the late 1970s. The story follows several regular Cubs fans who know each other from countless other games in the past. As the beer starts to flow and the summer heat takes its toll, the fans begin to grumble, argue, and make bets on the "lovable losers" out on the field.

If emotions run high, don't worry: we'll take a break by singing along with a local celebrity during the seventh inning stretch!


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All summer shows performed in the Naperville Central High School Auditorium, ONLY ONE DOOR, DOOR 24, on the far west side of the campus. Plenty of free parking. Look for the bright yellow signs.


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The Alfred Ruben Riverwalk Community Center
305 E Jackson | Naperville, IL (google map)
Room 205

For audition information and character breakdowns, visit our Auditions page.

Production Team

Director: Craig Fisher


“Bleacher Bums” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.


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