From the Playwright
Ernie Harwell was a treasure- as a broadcaster, as a man, and as a friend. we know each other for a quarter of a century. in the last year of his life he asked about doing a play on his extraordinary career. we had barely hatched the idea when he grew too ill to spend more time on it.
after his death, i began to review his 60-plus years in baseball and realized his story was too rich to be left in a drawer.
i have been honored and humbled to help create something that might stand as a legacy to
The Voice of Summer.
i once wrote that if baseball could talk it would sound like Ernie Harwell. I hope audiences will find the splendid game - and the even more splendid man- on the stage of this production.
in the city.opera.house.
and watched the life of a man.
his life described with words.
words that spark memories.
words that make tears run down your cheek.
words when put together like this.
"He stood there like the house by the side of the road, and watched it go by."
that when you hear them.
will make you smile.
and you will remember.
why life is good.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.