"Darkly comic and boisterous"
– THEATRE IN CHICAGO

October 31 – November 29, 2009 in Goodman's Owen Theatre

Around 2 hours and 30 minutes

A world premiere

This darkly comic and boisterous look at growing up in the Chicago suburbs during the early 1960s is the story of 13-year-old Billy Roman and the rollicking, anxiety-riddled preparations for his bar mitzvah. When Billy’s rebellious older brother returns from college during the Jewish high holidays, his family—the little Roman Empire—begins to wobble and crack as it is forced to examine some hard truths about coming-of-age in America.

 

 
Artists

By ALAN GROSS, Directed by STEVEN ROBMAN

Cast

RENGIN ALTAY - Essie
IAN PAUL CUSTER - Rob
KEITH KUPFERER - Nate
MAX ZUPPA - Billy

Creative Team and Crew

KEVIN DEPINET - Scenic Design
BIRGIT RATTENBORG WISE - Costume Design
MICHAEL PHILIPPI - Lighting Design
RAY NARDELLI and JOSHUA HORVATH - Sound Design
TANYA PALMER - Dramaturg
NICK SANDYS - Fight Director
KIMBERLY OSGOOD - Production Stage Manager