Losers Bracket

"Tiny" & Ethan spend most of their free time at Boo's Tavern in the working-class community of Downs Moor. Boo's co-owner (along with bar namesake Boo) is a know-it-all loudmouth named Gus "Hitch" Bigwood. Hitch has a noticeable limp due to a forklift accident, which got him a massive settlement, a part of which he spent on an antique automobile. Ethan and Tiny get laid off from the factory and are now desperate. Meanwhile, Hitch and Terry Edwards (the town's ineffectual sheriff) have hatched a scheme to "fake-steal" Hitch's antique automobile and collect the trumped-up insurance payoff. Ethan and Tiny are tipped off to the caper, and join in. The foolproof plan is set in motion by the four men...who reveal the plan to be anything but foolproof.  

"A gut-busting comedy with no-nonsense doses of heart … elements of the Coen Brothers' twisted sense of truth mingle with the laidback lunacy of Mayberry." -ChicagoTheatre.com

"The play hums with the kind of quirky, blue-collar, sports-loving bravado that made Bleacher Bums a Chicago classic." -Chicago Tribune 

"It's a beer lover's play. The dive-bar setting is stocked with bad haircuts, Ditka accents and a jukebox full of Def Leppard's finest, making even the primmest teetotaler crave a cold brew." -Chicago Sun-Times

November 15th - 24th
Fri-Sat 7:30pm & Sunday 2pm

The Black Box Theatre
1623 5th Avenue