Rounding Third

by Richard Dresser

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing Co

This is the tumultuous journey of two Little League coaches through an entire season -- from their first tentative meeting to the climactic championship game.

Don is a win-at-all-costs veteran coach whose son is the star pitcher. Michael believes that the job of the coaches is to shield the kids from the intense pressure of competition, while making sure everyone has a good time.

Despite their differences, Michael and Don form an uneasy alliance for the benefit of the team. And over the course of exhilarating victories, heartbreaking defeats, and interminable rainouts, the two men battle over how to lead the team.

Out of these conflicting philosophies, the real issues of the play emerge: How should we raise our children? Since we live in such a ferociously competitive society, do we protect our children as long as possible? Or do we prepare them to be tough enough to win? Always win. And what does it mean to be an American man?

"hilarious ...solid entertainment..." - Variety

"...a delightful romp..." - Theatre Mirror

Characters:
  • Don - The rough, blue collar, win-at-all-costs veteran coach. 30's - 40's
  • Michael - A newcomer both to the town and to baseball. He's a corporate executive. 30's - 40's
Performed (2010):

December 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11

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Cast:
Don Mark Colley
Michael Brandon Cassidy
Production Staff:
Director Verne Vackaro
Producer Karen McClellan
Stage Manager Gary Casey