ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Intermission is Over as Davidson Community Players Returns to the Stage
Davidson Community Players finally returns to the stage after a year’s hiatus due to the Covid pandemic with its production of Richard Dresser’s baseball comedy Rounding Third. It’s a funny and poignant look at two ill-matched Little League baseball coaches as they experience the highs and lows of a tumultuous season.
Don is the experienced coach who believes that winning is the most important thing in baseball. Newcomer to the game, Michael is his assistant coach, a businessman who believes that the kids’ experience should be all about having fun. Meanwhile, Don’s son is the star pitcher of the team, and Michael’s kid can’t hit, field or run. During the course of a season, these conflicting personalities clash often, like The Odd Couple visits the baseball diamond. The audience is the stand-in for the team, so the coaches speak directly to the audience about competition, character, punctuality, and the importance of wearing the right equipment. The production is directed by Sylvia Schnople.
“DCP is thrilled to return to the stage and to celebrate the start of baseball season with this hilarious and moving play,” said Schnople, DCP’s artistic director. “The production tickles your funny bone and touches your heart. It’s perfect for a date night.”
Performances are outdoors for health reasons at the Armour Street Theatre parking lot. Masks are required for entry and advanced ticket purchase is strongly recommended
Performances are on March 25, 26, 27 and April 1, 2 and 3, at 7:30pm and on March 27 and April 4 at 2:00pm. General admission tickets are $15. Tickets can be purchased online at DavidsonCommunityPlayers.org or by calling the box office at 704-892-7953.
Davidson Community Players is an award-winning, non-profit organization established in 1965 to produce theatre that entertains, enriches and encourages community participation in the dramatic arts. They have served the Lake Norman region for over fifty years with high quality and award winning entertainment. They are supported throughout the season by Arts and Science Council, The McIntosh Law Firm, Davidson Wealth Management, and Randy Marion Cadillac.
- The show features frequent DCP performers Alan Martin and Matt Merrell who appeared in the show in 2007 playing the same roles
- Rounding Third was made into the major motion picture Benched in 2018
- Eight outdoor performances – six in the evenings at 7:30pm on March 25, 26, 27 and April 1, 2 and 3, and two matinees at 2:00pm on March 27 and April 4
- All performances at the Armour Street Theatre parking lot
- General admission tickets are available for all shows
For more information, contact Matthew Merrell, Executive Director, 704-892-7953, [email protected]