Dallas playwright and former sports writer Larry Herold takes a comic look back at a Dallas Cowboys training camp in 1966, when the whole media world is about to change. Television has landed in the form of the first woman reporter in a man’s world!
Read the TheaterJones interview with Larry here.
Check out the video trailer below, watch the Meet the Characters video here, or watch all the videos here.
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If this show were a football play, it would be a 60-yard completion to a wide-open receiver who walks into the end zone.
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The Sports Page
runs Feb 9 through Mar 18
Fridays & Saturdays 8:00
Crusher - Bob Allen
Red Gage - Jeff McGee**
Jane Jordan - Sherry Hopkins**
Doyle Miller - Mark Fickert*
Zinc Tucker - Chuck Huber*
Pick Waters - Babakayode Ipaye*
Scott Young - Joshua Buehler**
Cheerleader Girls - Morgan McClure**, Chelsea Ryan McCurdy**
* Member, Actors Equity Association ** Equity Membership Candidate
Director - Jerry Russell
Production Stage Manager - Peggy Kruger-O'Brien
Technical Director - Jason Domm
Lighting Design - Michael O'Brien
Sound Design - Jerry Russell
Props/Set Decor - Lynn Lovett
"I set the story in the last training camp before the first Super Bowl, and added a second writer and a P.R. man. Then I realized the entire play had to be about change: the arrival of women into a man's world, the rise of the talented-but-uncooperative superstar, the influence of gambling.
"One other thing: as I wrote, I began to see parallels between the way television threatened newspapers in the 60’s and the way the internet destroyed newspapers in the 00’s. It’s almost as if everything that newspapers feared back then came true, only 40 years later.
"But at Dallas Cowboys training camp in 1966, nobody knew any of this. Somewhere far out at sea, a tsunami named television was gathering strength. When it hit the beach, everything changed."