When: Sat., Aug. 20, 7:30 p.m., Sun., Aug. 21, 6 p.m., Mon., Aug. 22, 9 p.m., Fri., Aug. 26, 10:30 p.m., Sat., Aug. 27, 9 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 28, 1:30 p.m. 2011
Rube Waddell, self-proclaimed "greatest lefty pitcher" finds himself in a rundown hotel. He thinks he is on the verge of a comeback, and to keep sober, he hires the Reptile Girl from the circus -- it doesnt go well.
James B. Kennedy is a striking look-alike for the real George Edward “Rube” Waddell, elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946. Goldberg’s meticulously crafted scrip covers the highlights of Waddell’s 13-year major league career as a lefthanded pitcher and the aspects of his personality that made him an undependable personality on the mound. Written as a conversation between the likeable yet easily angered Waddell and “Reptile Girl,” deftly portrayed by Ariana Venturi, the characters unpeel their lives as one does an onion getting to the inner core of their being. We root for them, feel their pain. - Rita Kohn
Price: $5 backer button, $10 general admission, $7 students with valid ID, $5 children under 5