Requiem for a Heavyweight

Written By Rod Serling
Directed by John Mossman
Running February 13 – April 14, 2019

Jeff Award winner for Director, Ensemble, Performer in a Principal Role, And Sound Design!

Jeff Award Nominations under 7 Categories including Performer in a Supporting Role, Fight Choreography, and Artistic Specialization!


The Artistic Home will be re-creating the intimacy and intensity Rod Serlings's story of a punch-drunk fighter past his prime originally had as a live television drama. The first Chicago production in ten years will take a new look at our nation's history of toxic capitalism that twists the American Dream and allows us to sell ourselves down the river by believing our own violent lies. 

 Featuring: Mark Pracht, Annie Hogan, Reid Cocker,  John LaFlamboy, David Vogel, Laura Coleman, Patrick Thornton, Todd Wojcik, Ernest Henton, Ron Russell, Sean Harklerode, Charlie Blumenthal, Mike Rogalski, and Christian Colucci. 

Performance Schedule

Previews: February 13- 16, 2019 at 8 p.m.

Press Opening: February 17, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Performances: February 17- April 14, 2019
Thursday: 7:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 3:00 p.m.

The Artistic Home is on street level with curb to seat assistance upon request. There are seats that don’t require climbing stairs and an accessible restroom. We will also call you a taxi for the trip home and have large print programs, also upon request. For requests please email:



Running Time: 2 Hours and 20 Minutes, Including One Intermission

Late Seating: No Late Seating

Content Advisory: Recommended 12 Years of Age and Older

Location: 1376 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60642

The tale portrayed is heartbreaking and yet uplifting; tautly and unsparingly directed by Mossman, it will wring you dry with pathos, make you smile with its innocence, and send you home with a sense of honor palpating in your breast. All of the characters are presented as caricatures of themselves and yet endearingly human, whether smarmy and hateful, washed-up and pitiful, a boozy stumblebum, a virginal almost-willing lover, or a malevolent gangster.”
— Debra Davy, Splash
“Mark Pracht is outstanding as Mountain, the shambling has-been whose scars and cauliflower ears mask deeper damage to his confidence and self-esteem.”
— Hugh Iglarsh, NewCity Chicago
“A knockout!”
— Max Maller, Chicago Reader