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  Over the Tavern at Theatre At The Center

Over the Tavern

Theatre At The Center
1040 Ridge Rd Munster

In Tom Dudzick's semi-autobiographical play, set in 1959, audiences meet Rudy Pazinski, a precocious 12-year old student who feels God put us on Earth to have fun. He matches wits with ruler-wielding Sister Clarissa when he shares his plans to shop around for a more fun religion. We also meet the entire Pazinski family, who live in a tiny apartment above the neighborhood bar they run, as they face both the real and comical struggles of life, including Rudy's questioning the rules of the Roman Catholic Church just as he is about to receive the church sacrament of confirmation.

Thru - Aug 11, 2019

Show Type: Comedy/Drama

Box Office: 219-836-3255

  Over the Tavern Reviews
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  • Recommended
  • Somewhat Recommended
  • Not Recommended

Around The Town Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...The play show’s how Rudy Pazinski played by the talented Logan Baffico deals with trying to grow up and be a comic and an announcer like his idol Ed Sullivan and using that comic timing with his family and the difficult and stern Sister Clasissa played by Janet Ulrich-Brooks."
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Frank Meccia

NewCity Chicago - Somewhat Recommended

"...In many ways, Dudzick’s play reads as a sitcom of the fifties complete with groaning jokes about Catholicism and observations about life in mid-century America. The first act drags considerably and doesn’t find footing until the second when the seriocomedy turns serious. Because it feels so much like a sitcom, it’s hard not to wonder why the play runs two hours when it could easily fit into ninety minutes."
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Amanda Finn

Chicago Theater and Arts - Recommended

"...You don't have to be a Catholic school graduate to appreciate the battle of wits between the ruler-wielding Sister Clarissa and her vexing charge, 12-year-old Rudy Pazinski, in the laugh-out-loud "Over the Tavern," now playing at Theatre at the Center in Munster, Ind."
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Cindy Richards

   This show has been Jeff Recommended*

*The designation of "Jeff Recommended" is given to a production when at least ONE ELEMENT of the show was deemed outstanding by the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee.

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