My Favorite Year

Bailiwick Arts Center
1229 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Bailiwick Repertory presents the Chicago premiere of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens's My Favorite Year, the charmingly nostalgic comedy based on the Peter O'Toole's beloved movie hit. It is 1954, and Benjy Stone, freshman writer on TV's King Kaiser Comedy Cavalcade, is assigned the daunting task of baby-sitting veteran Hollywood swashbuckler Alan Swann while he's preparing for a guest appearance on the show, to be broadcast live to 20 million households. The effort to keep the reckless Swann off the booze and out of the papers during the rehearsal week nearly drives Benjy to the brink, when he's given an unexpected glimpse into Swann's broken heart that teaches him about human frailty, tragedy, comedy, love - and about what made 1954 his favorite year. OPENING NIGHT: Sunday, March 11th at 6:00 P.M.

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