Juan and John: Based on the True Story of Baseball Legends Juan Marichal and John Roseboro
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The haves and the have-nots come face-to-face in the Broadway hit Good People. Written by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole), this Tony-nominated dramatic comedy finds struggling single mother Margie Walsh laid off from her job at the dollar store and left with the reality that her South Boston neighborhood is providing the same level of opportunity it always has: none. It's the kind of place where, for many people, this month's paycheck covers last month's bills. Facing eviction, Maggie's forced to turn to an old high school flame for help. But he's now a successful physician living in the suburbs ... and Margie is way out of her element. With his signature humorous glow, David Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakable hope that come with having next to nothing in America. Learn More
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Featured review from Goldstar MemberRed Velvet
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Outstanding performance---riveting story, beautifully executed. RGS always delivers first-rate intensely powerful theatre. The piece was at times outrageously funny, at times achingly heartbreaking. I knew nothing of the historical event in advance, and went mainly because of the performer. i found myself immediately immersed in the narrative. JUAN & JOHN is not to be missed. I plan to go back again!
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RGS is poignant and masterful at his craft. The material presented seems intended for those who are major sports/baseball fans and falls short of including the audience as a whole. The show runs 1/2 hour too long but RGS tries his best to bring...continued
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“Roger Guenveur Smith believes in the interconnectedness of history: that our lives, big and small, are enmeshed in the great tangle of events, big and small.”—Rachel Saltz, The New York Times
_The Watts Towers Project _was a high point of Solomania! at the Douglas in 2006. Smith returns with an equally powerful and poetic work based on the true story of baseball legends Juan Marichal and John Roseboro and the infamous 1965 day when Marichal turned and hit Roseboro in the head with his bat. Smith witnessed the event on television and passionately presents it as part of a greater story that encompasses the Watts riots, Catholicism, the notions of marriage,family and, ultimately, redemption and forgiveness.