by Richard Dresser
May 11th - May 26th
Don and Michael are two well-meaning dads eager to coach their sons' Little League team to victory - as soon as they can agree on exactly what that means. Veteran coach Don wants to win at all costs; newcomer Michael just wants the kids to have fun. Stuck together for an entire season, they struggle to resolve their differences and get their team to the championship. It's a scary look at raising kids in a world where winning is everything.
What they say:
"Hilarious" - Variety
"How could we not produce Rounding Third? This play reflects the passions, the joy and the pain that fills the heart of any person who has ever loved a child who was competing for anything, from sports to spelling bees to talent shows." - San Jose Repertory Theatre
"Everything serious Don or Michael says threatens to take the play into a touching emotional space... Dresser's script is uncommonly good at switching back to comedy so quickly and effectively." - talkinbroadway.com
"'Rounding Third introduces us to two coaches... Their clash of styles and wills drives this funny, acerbic and touching play through the bumpy terrain of fatherhood and baseball." - Playbill
"As a writer, Dresser embodies the ability to channel the voices of real people. You will recognize your neighbor, your brother, and maybe yourself." - nytheatre.com
Don - Steve Isom*
Michael - Chris Lawyer
Sean Savoie – Scenery
Alan Chebowski - Lighting
JC Krajicek – Costumes
Meg Brinkley – Properties
Rusty Wandall – Sound
Richard Agnew* - Stage Manager
* represents members of Actors' Equity, the union of professional actors and stage managers
Chris Lawyer (left) and Steve Isom - Photo by Todd Studios Photography
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"4.5 out of 5!"
- Mark Bretz, Ladue News (read the whole review)
"Sarah L. Armstrong has directed with sensitivity and understanding, and the actors do excellent work in making these potential stereotypes (especially Don) into relatable, three-dimensional characters."
- Andrea Braun, Vital VOICE (read the whole review)
"People who generally enjoy going to the theater will enjoy "Rounding Third."
- Judith Newmark, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (read the whole review)
"They team up for a wonderful, dour, hopeful and hopeless look at how boys are turned into men, and men into ... whatever we turn into, after life has kicked us in the ass a few hundred times."
- Richard Green, Talkin' Broadway (read the whole review)