SynopsisTony Award winner for Best Play of 1999, Warren Leight's hauntingly beautiful memory play tells the story of a fractured family and the music of their lives. Moving in and out of the past, Clifford, the only son of a gifted jazz trumpet player and his lost and isolated wife, takes us from his parents' first meeting during the heyday of jazz, through the decline of the big bands and the dissolution of their troubled marriage. With humor and grace, Leight brings us back to the era of the zoot suit, a world of cobbled-together club dates and unemployment checks, and some of the most beautiful music ever made. Side Man traveled to Vail, Colorado and Australia in 2002. Find out more about our productions that have traveled beyond Chicago.
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Cast & Artists
- Lighting Design: Kevin Adams
- Sound Design: Joe Cerqua
- Costume Design: Karin Kopischke
- Stage Manager: Robert H. Satterlee
- Directed by: ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro
- Dramaturg: Michele Volansky
- Scenic Design: Mark Wendland