The Sweetest Swing in Baseball: Comedy-Drama Skewers Celebrity
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This is one of the better plays I have seen in recent memory. The title is misleading because it is not really about baseball. It is more about trying to succeed about what you love and dealing with criticism.Play has charm, wit and drama, funny...continued
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“[Gilman is] dealing with how we define one another, measure success and failure, raise celebrities up and tear them down, and create different personas to cope with all the craziness of having a public identity. The parallels the playwright draws between the artist and baseball player are always smart and amusing. You might be tempted to leave the theater chanting ‘Gil-man! Gil-man!’” —Boston Globe
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