– The Arvada Center presents “
” from Sept. 7 through
Oct. 10, 2004
’s indoor theater.
Two mismatched dads come together in “Rounding Third” to coach their sons’ Little League baseball team. Don is a gruff, beer-drinking veteran of the sport and wants to win at all costs, while Michael, the timid, cell-phone carrying businessman barely knows the rules of the game and just wants to spend time with his son. At the outset, these polar opposites conflict on almost anything, but as the season progresses, Don and Michael begin to recognize that they are more alike than they would care to admit. Full of comedy and guyspeak, “Rounding Third” will take the audience on a funny and at times poignant journey through fatherhood and the frustrations of everyday life.
“Rounding Third” is written by Richard Dresser
who was inspired to create a play reflecting his personal coaching experiences in baseball. Dresser has also written the plays “Wonderful World,” “Something in the Air” and “Below the Belt,” among many others, which have been widely produced in the
Returning to the
is director Alan Osburn
, who skillfully directed the Center’s productions of “Visiting Mr. Green” and the critically acclaimed “Sweet Charity.”
Along with Osburn's involvement at the Center, he was once a member of the National Theatre
Convention and was active at the Denver Center Theatre Company. Osburn is also an actor who has most notably appeared as the Inspector Javert in Broadway’s “Les Miserables.”
Actor Thomas Borrillo
, who makes his debut at the Arvada Center in “Rounding Third,” has recently performed in various Denver productions including “Lost in Yonkers,” “The Homecoming” and “The Laramie Project.” Borrillo is skilled in sketch comedy and has also appeared on the stages of Off-Broadway and Broadway productions.
, who stars as Michael in “Rounding Third,” recently played the title role in Broadway’s production of “Candide.” Walters appeared on Broadway as the ringmaster in “Barnum,” and has also performed as Snoopy in “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,” at the Aspen Theater.
“Rounding Third” runs Tuesday through Saturday evenings at
Matinees are also performed on Saturday and Sunday afternoons at
and Wednesdays at
Ticket prices range from $32 to $42. Special paid preview performances are open to the public on Saturday, Sept. 4 and Sunday, Sept. 5 at
for just $17 a ticket.
An audio-described performance is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 2 at
An American Sign Language performance will be interpreted for the deaf or hearing-impaired on Tuesday, October 5 at
Tickets can be purchased by calling the
box office at 720-898-7200 or by going online at www.arvadacenter.org
This production of “Rounding Third” is sponsored by Gay and Lesbian Fund for
is generously supported by the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Created by
metro area voters in 1988, SCFD provides a consistent source of unrestricted funding to scientific and cultural organizations.
for the Arts and Humanities is the metro area’s eighth largest cultural attraction, devoted to all aspects of the arts. Located two and a half miles north of Interstate 70 on
is a short 20-minute drive from downtown
. For more information call the
box office at 720-898-7200 or visit the Center's web site at www.arvadacenter.org
For media requests, contact the publicist, at 720-898-7272 or Cindy DeLarber, marketing director, at 720-898-7270 or email@example.com
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