Baseball Show

by  Cynthia Mercati

Full Length Play, Drama  /  12boy(s) or girl(s)

An American Tale About Pine Tar, Bleachers Seats and Hometown Heros.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    12boy(s) or girl(s)
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Parody / Spoof
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Monologues
    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Children (Age 6 - 10)
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

As our umpire says, this play's about baseball. Real baseball. The game of baseball, not the business. All you need for real baseball is a bat, a ball, a backyard, maybe a vacant lot. And the feeling that today's the day! For a home run,  for stealing second, then sliding right under the catcher's glove to score the winning run. The feeling that anything's possible...that baseball feeling.

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: A set of bleachers is on stage, and a long bench, which will serve as our dugout. The back flat is a large scoreboard, with several of the squares able to open like windows. Set pieces will be used to establish place and/or time.
  • Additional Features: Local Celebrity Cameo
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, 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

12boy(s) or girl(s)
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Expandable casting
  • Roles for Teens
  • Flexible casting
  • Local Celebrity Cameo
  • Room for Extras
  • Parts for Senior Actors

Casting Notes

THE BASEBALL SHOW is an ensemble piece. A large cast can be used or with doubling a smaller one. Longer scenes have been mixed and matched with shorter ones. If desired, scenes may be cut, and/or other scenes from the ADDENDUM can be substituted or added.However, the evening should start with REAL BASEBALL, and include BEATING TIME and the WOLVES scenes, since they articulate the theme. We encourage singing the STAR SPANGLED BANNER at the beginning, TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME at the 7th inning stretch, intermission, and choosing someone, maybe a local celebrity or teacher, to throw out the first pitch.

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Authors

Cynthia Mercati

Cynthia Mercati has had shows performed in each of the fifty US states, as well as Australia and Canada. Many of her plays are published by Samuel French. As Playwright-in-Residence at the Des Moines, Iowa, Playhouse, Ms. Mercait wrote a show each season for Actors on Tour, the professional childre ...

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