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Court Theatre’s “Man in the Ring” brought Tears to My Eyes!

***** Highly Recommended *****  As “Man in the Ring” ended, I was wiping away tears.  This gripping drama is based on the true story of six-time world boxing champion, Emile Griffith.  Even though I don’t know anything about boxing and I’d never even heard of Emile Griffith, I still found this touching re-telling of his life story incredibly sad.  I give “Man in the Ring” 4 Spotlights.

“Man in the Ring” runs through October 16th at the Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago.  Running time is 1 hour, 50 minutes, with an intermission.  Performances are Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 pm; Fridays at 8:00 pm; Saturdays at 3:00 and 8:00 pm; and Sundays at 2:30 and 7:30 pm.  Tickets range from $45-$65.  Parking is free.  Parking is free in the garage next door to the theater (you’ll have to take a ticket, but the gate will be up when you leave).  FYI (773) 753-4472 or

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