Excellent! Requiem for a Heavyweight at The Artistic Home (Through April 14, 2019)

Mountain McClintock is a prize fighter past his glory days. After a brutal defeat, his pain only deepens following a visit from the doctor sharing devastating news that his next best move is retirement. He has been boxing for 14 years now and and he cannot visualize any other career.. His friend takes him to a job agency where he struggles to describe his talents. The woman working at the agency takes a strong interest in him and is determined to find an alternative passion. On the other hand, his manager wants him to take up professional wrestling, an idea Mountain strongly opposes.

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It’s a story many people can relate to. What do you do when lose the job you’ve had for so long? You’ve become so specialized, it seems impossible to do anything else. This play really captures Mountain’s inner battle.

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It is seating in the round for this show which creates a very intimate atmosphere. The boxing is happening just inches away. It is actually a bit too close and loud when the entire cast is clapping their gloves together violently. Thankfully, this only happens a couple times.

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The acting in this production is excellent. Mark Pracht (School for Lies) is fantastic as McClintock, a man lost without his former sense of purpose. Patrick Thornton is also great as his manager, a man just trying to figure out where he can make his next dollar.

Get tickets now for Requiem for a Heavyweight through April 14th!

Cost of a ticket: $36
PlaylistHQ Economic Rating: Worth It!
Rating Scale: Exceptional Value > Worth It > Half Price > Go for Free > Don’t Bother

Quinn Delaney

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