Believe it or not this is research for my next show. When you are there, at a baseball game, it is pure theatre. This clip is a mash up of Robert Redford in The Natural and the real life drama of the 1988 Kirk Gibson home run to win the World Series, which features in my new show Homeward Bound.
“Baseball is a haunted game in which every player is measured against the ghosts of those who have gone before”. Ken Burns, The History of Baseball
Homeward Bound is a solo performance inspired by my son’s love of baseball, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the team he plays with in the South West Baseball League; interwoven with the spectre of my own upbringing in a Northern household with three generations of women.
|Homeward Bound will play the Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol 15-26th September 2014 for Theatre West|