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...A new dramatization of one of the greatest baseball stories of all time. A poignant, touching, and often comic tale of a baseball team’s friendship and loyalty to a dying teammate. Adapted from the novel by Mark Harris. An L.A. Theatre...
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...Three former big-league baseball players reunite at a fantasy camp and reveal funny and poignant things about their lives and careers. This bittersweet comedy comes from playwright Jeff Santo, whose father Ron Santo was a beloved player...
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...A quartet of aging retirees tee up for a witty and incisive reflection on love, faith, time, and (of course) golf. Over eighteen holes, the four men face truths ranging from the quotidian to the cosmic as they bicker and bond on the putting...
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...On a spring day in 1947, Mr. Rickey, the powerful General Manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, summons heavyweight champion Joe Louis, tap star Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson and actor Paul Robeson to his hotel room in Manhattan. Rickey wants...
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...In the wake of increasing concern over brain trauma in professional athletes, Patrick Link has crafted a story about a retired NFL linebacker who must deal with a family tragedy and his own suffering because of the violence of his chosen...
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...Coming of age in America by way of the baseball diamond, left-hander Henry Wiggen grows to manhood in a right-handed world. From his small-town beginnings, to the top of the game, Henry finds out how hard it is to please his coach, his...
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...This thrilling full-cast audio dramatization of Nelson Algren’s seminal novel Never Come Morning, dubbed "an unusual and brilliant book" by the New York Times, traces the gritty lives of Polish youths in the Chicago slums of the 1940s. "I...

The Red Lion  

Written by

Patrick Marber

~playauthor~Written by~ Patrick Marber

Faber and Faber, 2017

Faber Drama

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Scenes: 3, Roles: Total (3), Female (0), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...Small time semi-pro football, the non-league. A world away from the wealth and the television cameras. A young player touched with brilliance arrives from nowhere. An ambitious manager determines to make him his own. And the old soul...
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...Terry Malloy, the “seemingly soulless street survivor,” unwittingly lures a rebellious longshoreman to his death in Budd Schulberg’s searing drama about the New York waterfront, the racketeering unions controlling it, and the kid who...

August Wilson’s Fences

Ladrica Menson-Furr

Ladrica Menson-Furr is Assistant Professor of African American literature at the University of Memphis, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2008

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...Fences represents the decade of the 1950s, and, when it premiered in 1985, it won the Pulitzer Prize. Set during the beginnings of the civil rights movement, it also concerns generational change and renewal, ending with a celebration...