Summer may not be winding up in Tucson, nor is it close to baseball championship games, but on August 5, the Spirit Players' First Friday Play Reading will look at The Great American Pastime through 5 short scripts. Whether it's umpires practicing their calls before an opening game as in "Judgment Call", an entire team disappearing before the end of the game in "Throwing Smoke", a pitcher's existential conundrum whether life is more than pitching perfect games in "The End of The Perfect Game" or George W. Bush cleaning up steroid use as the Commissioner of Baseball, these plays are plays (pun intended) never seen before on a baseball diamond. Clever, heartfelt, and bittersweet, the evening will pose some new concerns about our National Pastime.
It all begins on Zoom at 6:30 p.m. on August 5; you can show up early to catch up with other readers and events if you wish. We will finish by 8:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend, either as readers or "audience". No reading or theatrical experience is needed. Let Nanalee Raphael (firstname.lastname@example.org) know of your interest by Tuesday, August 2. Cast lists will then be drawn up and emailed along with Zoom link and scripts to all who wish to attend. The plays are suitable for humans of all ages. Please join us - we always have a good time!