Coming of age in America by way of the baseball diamond, left-hander Henry Wiggen grows to manhood in a right-handed world. From his small-town beginnings, to the top of the game, Henry finds out how hard it is to please his coach, his girl, the sports page and himself―all at once. The first installation of a series that includes Bang the Drum Slowly, The Southpaw is a comic and poignant look at Henry Wiggen’s first season in the majors. Based on the novel by Mark Harris and adapted by Eric Simonson.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Edward Asner as Dutch Schnell
Kate Asner as Holly
Earl Brown as Pop/Ugly Jones/Bruce Pearson
Evan Gore as Krazy Kress/Doc Loftus/The Boy
Henry Harris as Sam Yale/Bradley Lord
Armando Ortega as George/Mr. Moors/Coker Roguski
Amy Pietz as Patricia Moors/Thedabara Brown
Tom Virtue as Aaron/Goose/Mike Mulrooney
Ron West as Red Traphagen
Rugg Williams as Perry Simpson
Eric Winzerneid as Henry Wiggen
Directed by Eric Simonson. Recorded before a live audience at the DoubleTree Suites, Santa Monica in November of 1995.