Bits from Bruce’s past routines and his controversial statements are all depicted on the modern stage by Marmo. Some of his ideas will still resonate with audiences today, but some younger folk may find it slow. The pacing drags at the beginning, but eventually builds until the full tragic ending. It is a well-crafted production overall, thanks to director Joe Mantegna and Marmo personifying the legend.
The plan is for this one-man show to hit the road, so if Chicago patrons are interested in seeing it, time is running out as this show is currently slated until Dec. 4. Purchase tickets at MercuryTheaterChicago.com. Bring your mask and vaccine card. Be aware seating is fairly close together at Venus Cabaret Theater, 3741 N. Southport Avenue, and some tables are shared with other ticket holders.