Get your ‘Bums’ here

Raphel Maglonzo

“Bleecher Bums” prefromed at Cerritos College

Wether you are familiar with the game of baseball or not, you will truly enjoy this play.

With no intermission and a cast that delivers electrifying performances, the Cerritos College Department of Theatre and ASCC presents Bleacher Bums.

A play by Joe Mantegna and the Organic theatre company, Bleacher Bums, takes us to the bleachers of the Chicago, IL. Wrigley Stadium on a hot day, as spectators of various ages, attitudes and interests collide to biker, wager, and oh yeah, watch the game. These truly dedicated cubs fans cheer for their beloved cubbies.

The cast stars Decker (Justin Murphy) who is a generous good-natured guy who is obviously financially well-off to support a few bets.

Richie (Angel Castellanos) is a gullible and friendly guy who looks up to Decker.

Marvin (Arnold Sullivan) is a small-time gambler who keeps an eye out for any participants willing to accept a bet.

Greg (Kevin Mansell) is a blind guy with a great sense of humor, who seems to have a more keen observation of his surroundings then his friends with sight.

Zig (Gilbert Martinez) is a frustrated fan who is pestered by his wife Rose (Barbara Lopez), who is a fun loving woman, who’s patience seems to still be intact despite all the money her husband has lost on bets.

Melody(Rebekah Parkinson) who sun bathes as she keeps an eye on the game.

The cheerleader’s (Tony Bartolone) love for the cubs seems to rest on a different level than the rest of the crowd, as he is chased by the security guard (Matthew Sanchez) who has seen his share of crazy antics.

This play will keep you laughing as you watch the relationships between the characters escalate, and keep you wondering just why they come back.