Bullpen

by  Steve Kluger

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  7m

Five relief pitchers and a third string catcher sweat out an afternoon in the Boston Red Sox bullpen, shaky in the knowledge that one of them is about to be replaced by a hot shot rookie.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    7m
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

Five relief pitchers and a third string catcher sweat out an afternoon in the Boston Red Sox bullpen, shaky in the knowledge that one of them is about to be replaced by a hot shot rookie. A fast talking rock and roller, a slow thinker whose knowledge of baseball is encyclopedic, a Cy Young award winning southpaw, a possibly alcoholic Harvard grad, a black hipster who never changes his shirt, an irascible old knuckle baller close to retirement, and a catcher whose wife left him in the third inning provide a rollicking look at sports' relationships. Bullpen has played to laughing and cheering audiences across the country in productions tailored to the hometown team.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Outdoor

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1980s, 1970s
  • Setting: In the Boston Red Sox bullpen at Fenway Park, Boston on a Sunday afternoon one summer some time between 1978 and 1986.
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

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

Casting

7m
BOOMER
RIPPER
MOOSE
TANK
FRITO
DUKE
THE KID
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Cast Attributes

  • All Male

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Authors

Steve Kluger

Steve Kluger is an author and playwright from Baltimore, Maryland, who grew up with only two heroes: Tom Seaver and Ethel Merman. Few were able to grasp the concept. A veteran of Casablanca and a graduate of The Graduate, he has written extensively on subjects as far ranging as World ...

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Bullpen was first presented at Theater/Theater - Stage Two in Los Angeles on July 4, 1984. It was directed by Jeff Murray. It later opened at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts on January 28, 1985.

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