Back Back Back

by  Itamar Moses

Full Length Play, Drama  /  3m

Winner! 2008 Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award. From the acclaimed writer of The Four of Us and Bach at Leipzig.

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Back Back Back

by  Itamar Moses

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Not Applicable
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

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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.

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Accolades

  • Winner! 2008 Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award

Reviews



REVIEWS

"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

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Considerations

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, New Millennium/21st Century, 1990s, 1980s
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: Various locker rooms, dugouts, press rooms, and other locations around Major League Baseball.
  • Additional Features: No intermission

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

3m

KENT - a major league baseball player, a slugging infielder, the all-american golden-boy type.
RAUL - another, a slugging outfielder, Hispanic.
ADAM - another, a wiry defensive-virtuoso.

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Cast Attributes

  • All Male
  • Multicultural casting

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Authors

Itamar Moses

Itamar Moses is the author of the full-length plays OUTRAGE, BACH AT LEIPZIG, CELEBRITY ROW, THE FOUR OF US, YELLOWJACKETS, BACK BACK BACK, COMPLETENESS, and THE WHISTLEBLOWER, the musicals NOBODY LOVES YOU (with Gaby Alter), FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE (with Michael Friedman), and THE BAND’S VISIT (with David Yazbek), and th ...

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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.

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