As baseball season comes into full swing across the country, Austin's Subterranean Theatre Company revive their hit production of the Organic Theatre Company's Bleacher Bums, May 4-27 at the Hyde Park Theatre.
Set in the bleachers at Chicago's Wrigley Field, Bums sits in with some rapid Cubs fans as they watch their boys in blue take on arch enemies, the St. Louis Cardinals. In this version, it's Sammy Sosa versus Mark McGwire as the teams and teammates battle for supremacy. "NYPD Blue's" Dennis Franz and film actor Joe Mantegna were among the original Bums creators and cast.
Ken Webster directs Subterrean Theatre company members Lana Dieterich (Rose), Robert Fisher (Announcer/Guard/Understudy), Greg Gondek (Richie), Joey Hood (Cheerleader), David Jones (Marvin), Judson L. Jones (Greg) and Christa Kimlicko Jones (Melody) with Travis Dean (Zig) and Eric Peterson (Decker).
Tickets are $12. The Hyde Park Theatre is located at 511 West 43rd Street. For tickets, call (512) 444-4553. The Subterranean Theatre Company is on the web at http://www.realtime.net/~kate.
-- By Christine Ehren