Revels Return to Quad Club in Gangster Style
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Jan. 11, 2005 Press Contact: Josh Schonwald
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Revels Return to Quad Club in Gangster Style

A casino on the Midway? Mobsters on the loose in Hyde Park? University of Chicago President Don Randel singing and dancing? It all sounds too crazy to be true, but for two nights, the impossible will become reality when the Quadrangle Club Revels take the stage.

On Friday, Jan. 28, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 29, at 8:30 p.m., the University’s tradition of theatrical farce will continue when the Revels present A Mob Musical: An Encomium to Clout and Clichés. This original production features University faculty and students, Quadrangle Club members and Hyde Parkers in a rollicking play that lightheartedly pokes fun at Chicago’s colorful mob history and the University’s tradition of intellectualism.

The University institution of comedic vignettes and musical parody that is the Quadrangle Club Revels began in 1904. This year’s cast includes such talents as Vice President of University Relations Michael Behnke (as Big Rocco the mobster), author Sara Paretsky (as Detective Warshawski), University President Don Randel (as himself), Judge James Zagel (as Judge Bagel) and Rockefeller Memorial Chapel Dean Alison Boden (as Nurse Procrastination Malada).

Philosophy Professor Ted Cohen and his wife Andy Austin wrote the script and lyrics, with music by Cohen, Business Professor Emeritus Robert Ashenhurst and composer Julian Harvey. The play is directed by Austin and produced by Lee Behnke, Director of the Undergraduate Latin Program.

The shows will be held at the Quadrangle Club, 1155 E. 57th St. Friday’s performance is a preview, with tickets at $20 or $10 for students, and an optional buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. for $19.95. Saturday’s performance is a gala dinner and show package for $80, which includes dinner, wine and the show. Reservations are required. Call (773) 702-2550.
Last modified at 04:51 PM CST on Tuesday, February 01, 2005.

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