“The Adventures of Augie March” – Review by Carol Moore

*** Recommended *** I’ve had a hard time writing about Court Theatre’s production of “The Adventures of Augie March”.  If you haven’t read Saul Bellow’s 1953 coming-of-age novel about a man-child – and I haven’t – you’ll probably have a hard time with this adaptation.  It was difficult to keep track of the forty-some characters played by an ensemble cast of thirteen.  I read somewhere that Bellow’s novel meanders through several hundred pages – this stage production meandered through three long acts, coming in at a little over three hours (and two intermissions).  3 Spotlights

“The Adventures of Augie March” has been extended through June 23rd at the Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis, Chicago. Parking is free in the garage next door to the Court – you have to take a ticket to enter but you won’t need it to exit, the gate stays up for 30 minutes after the performance.

Running time is a little over 3 hours with 2 intermissions. Performances are Wednesday through Friday at 7:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 and 7:30 pm.

Open Captioned Performance: Sunday, June 2nd at 2:00 pm Audio Described Performance/Touch Tour: Saturday, June 1st at 2:00 pm.

Tickets range from $38-$86. FYI (773) 753-4472 or www.CourtTheatre.org.

Read Carol Moore’s reviews at www.spotlightonlake.com