Pennant Fever (Act One)
….sounds like a play about baseball but it is really about two loners who meet at the crack of dawn in front of Yankee Stadium. Herbert Schienman is an over-organized scholar into his seventh year of graduate studies. He hates sports but is preparing a Ph.D. in audience behavior at sports events. It’s a form of revenge – for all the humiliations suffered as a boy when he tried to play games.
In sharp contrast, Rosalie Mannessee has gone beyond fan. She considers herself to be a mascot, and is sure the Yankees can’t win unless she’s there to buy the first ticket that goes on sale.
These two klutzy, headstrong, proud and lonely losers play a mock game of baseball whose most valuable prize is a much-needed friendship.
Home Plate (Act Two) will hopefully be performed soon at a theater near you in the near future.