BLACK & BLUE (The Factory Theatre): Cubs vs Sox, Family Divided!


Deger, Tournis, Caldwell, Moran, Bloomfield Deak, Amidei - Factory Theater


I remember where I was in 2005 when the Sox won the World Series.  Not because of people turning over cars or the triumphant sound of unified jubilation, I remember it for the blip in conservational hum.  Bill and I were at Charlie’s Ale House in Andersonville.  We were actually there to watch the championship.  For others, it was happenstance to their evening out.  When the win was declared, there were a few claps, an overall ‘hmmm‘ and then a return to normal.  It was obvious that night the true separation between the North Siders and South Siders. The Factory Theater presents Black & Blue.  Cubs vs Sox.  Two brothers maintain a baseball rivalry.  They gather for the seasonal Crosstown Classic on neutral territory:  their dad’s bar.  He’s a Bears fan.  The brotherly conflict spans ten years.  As they toss back annual beers and bets, a variety of sports fans come and go.  Black & Blue is a tribute to Chicago’s colorful sports scene.   Read the rest of my review at Chicago Theater Beat.


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