Winner! 2008 Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award
Before headlines blazed, before the Mitchell Report and ESPN lit up millions of television screens with the scandals, before congressional jaws dropped, comes the story of three guys making their way in the world of professional baseball – a world too competitive to rely solely on raw talent.
This explosive play from the acclaimed writer of The Four of Us
and Bach at Leipzig
takes you behind the headlines into the locker room to witness an even more gripping confrontation you didn't see on TV, as these teammates face each other and do battle – for their careers, their legacies, and the future of America's favorite pastime.Check out additional sports related plays from Samuel French.
"FIVE STARS. NO ONE PLAYS KING OF THE HILL MORE CRAFTILY THAN ITAMAR MOSES. TAUT, BEAUTIFULLY MODULATED, AND RIVETING, WITH THE BEWILDERING FORCE OF A CURVEBALL PITCH."– Time Out New York
“A riveting spectacle of idolized figures who taint their sport through their own pride and greed.” – The Associated Press
"A very superior piece of work, one of the best new American plays in 2008. Back Back Back never feels like a docudrama, much less a polemic. Instead Mr. Moses has given us a taut, touchingly elegiac study of friendship and betrayal, one whose three characters are creatures of flesh and blood, not historical sock puppets.” – The Wall Street Journal
"Enormously watchable, unpredictable and unpretentiously serious. The stories of injuries, trades and relationships unfold with lively thoughtfulness." – Newsday
"Besides the sheer fun of hearing these guys banter and trash talk, there is an undertow of melancholy to Itamar Moses' pitch-perfect script." – NY1
Back, Back, Back
was first presented by the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, CA, in 2008. It was directed by Davis McCallum. The play was subsequently presented Off Broadway by Manhattan Theatre Club in New York City in 2008. It was directed by Daniel Aukin.