Jeffrey Jackson

THEATER

PLAY BALL!

  • September 12, 2015
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I love football. But right now, I don’t care. The Mets are racing for the pennant and I can’t think about much else besides baseball. Which prompts me to share the following excerpt from a one-act play sitting on my shelf. What do you think? Would you like to see it on the stage?

The setting: 1969. Two men watching are a Little League game in suburban New Jersey. Lou has just admitted to Eddie that he doesn’t have a son, nephew, or grandson in the game. Eddie asks him, “Then why are you here?”…

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