I thought the play was very well written, leading us through this man’s life and times holding my interest and carrying me through all of the ups and downs he faced. There was just the right balance of humor and seriousness.
Peter’s embodiment this gentleman was sensitive and poignant. I was carried along on the rollercoaster of his life’s way and enjoyed every minute of it.
Thank you Peter for introducing me to this man and having a wonderful experience meeting him.
I believed! I was right there with Mungo as he told his stories. Moreover, it didn't matter that I am a novice when it comes to baseball. The stories of Mungo's career were captivating, told in a way that made it easy to go back in time, to follow the action of the games, to see the personalities involved, and to laugh and sigh over their shenanigans. This is a great script, and a great performance. I highly recommend this show....
certified reviewerJune 19, 2017
We enjoyed the play very much even we don't know too much about baseball and have no clues about Van mango. Through the play, we were caught by his personality and legacy.
Mungo is expertly written by Reyna and Brown; a tightly crafted piece of material that serves as a great foundation for the charming, passionate portrayal of Mungo issued by Reyna. It is a captivating evening of theatre and really should not be missed....
I was so engaged with listening to Mungo, to his stories of his life, his romance, baseball, triumphs, disappointments that I wanted to meet him, and hear more. I would enjoy having him in my life....
While Alfred Pujols was breaking records this past Saturday, another player was scoring an equally significant home run. Marc Peter Reyna truly hits it out of the park with his stellar portrayal of 1930's little known, but larger-than-life professional baseball player, Van Lingle Mungo. MUNGO!, a one-man play about one man's life choices, not always necessarily good ones, and his taking responsibility for same, absolutely shines! Reyna's consummate performance is nuanced and tender, but also bombastic and exaggerated when needed for this character of all characters.
The play, written by Reyna and James Harmon Brown, an Emmy-award winning television writer, novelist and playwright, is funny, serious, and bittersweet in all the righ...