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  Sundown, Yellow Moon at Raven Theatre

Sundown, Yellow Moon

Raven Theatre
6157 N. Clark St Chicago

In the misty heat of a small southern town, two sisters have come home to handle a crisis. Twins Joey and Ray have just taken their first steps into adulthood while their newly divorced father, Tom, has been suspended from his job. But deep, honest communication doesn't come easy. Seemingly stuck between the future and the past, this family of musicians sings what they can't bring themselves to say.

Thru - Nov 17, 2019

Thu, Oct 17: 7:30pm
Fri, Oct 18: 7:30pm
Sat, Oct 19: 7:30pm
Sun, Oct 20: 3:00pm
Thu, Oct 24: 7:30pm
Fri, Oct 25: 7:30pm
Sat, Oct 26: 7:30pm
Sun, Oct 27: 3:00pm
Thu, Oct 31: 7:30pm
Fri, Nov 1: 7:30pm
Sat, Nov 2: 7:30pm
Sun, Nov 3: 3:00pm
Thu, Nov 7: 7:30pm
Fri, Nov 8: 7:30pm
Sat, Nov 9: 7:30pm
Sun, Nov 10: 3:00pm
Thu, Nov 14: 7:30pm
Fri, Nov 15: 7:30pm
Sat, Nov 16: 7:30pm
Sun, Nov 17: 3:00pm

Price: $46

Show Type: Musical

Box Office: 773-338-2177

Running Time: 1hr, 35mins

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  Sundown, Yellow Moon Reviews
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Chicago Tribune - Somewhat Recommended

"...This is a family of musicians and the play includes songs by The Bengsons; you wouldn't call it a full-blown musical, but the characters do sing on their front porch and so on. These moves into musical expression need to be organic, of course, but that isn't achieved here. Rather, it feels too much like the play is stopping now and the singing starting when both modes of expression should be of the same breath."
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Chris Jones

NewCity Chicago - Somewhat Recommended

"...Harris and Chidester are the most polished musicians in the cast, but we don't hear from them until the aftermath of the apex of the combined non-stories. Chidester is a fine musician but since she is playing a blocked composer her talent is necessarily hidden until the end. It is not a simple task, even in a city that drips talent from every gust of wind, to create an ensemble of actors capable of telling a story together with the barest of words who can also pick up a guitar and sing the threads that complete the tapestry."
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Aaron Hunt

Chicago Theatre Review - Somewhat Recommended

"...The biggest problem with Rachel Bonds' play is that it goes nowhere. Beyond our initial meeting of each character and the performance of a few homey songs, nothing really happens. The play crawls along, introducing each personality, dangling fragments of their pasts, and offering slivers of their problems and passions. Nothing is developed any further and the play ends almost the way it began. Unlike Ms. Bonds' more evolved "Five Mile Lake," given such a stunning production by Shattered Globe, Mr. Estle's fine direction of a talented cast can only accomplish so much. If a script doesn't offer enough story or character development for theatergoers, there's not a lot to hold the audience's interest."
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Colin Douglas

Third Coast Review - Somewhat Recommended

"...Sundown, Yellow Moon by Rachel Bonds is a family story about twin sisters from the big city who visit their newly divorced father in his barely furnished cabin in the woods during a Tennessee summer. Musical interludes featuring music and lyrics by the Bengsons can't save this story from a lackluster script and unfortunate staging at Raven Theatre. Even the always imaginative director Cody Estle couldn't make me care very much about his characters."
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Nancy Bishop

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