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Time: October 1, 2016 at 8pm to November 6, 2016 at 3pm
Location: Hudson Guild Theatre
Street: 6539 Santa Monica Blvd.
City/Town: Los Angeles
Website or Map: http://www.plays411.com/gone
Event Type: theatrical, comedy
Organized By: Lucy Pollak
Latest Activity: Sep 12, 2016
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Our universal need to be remembered is the underlying theme of a behind-the-scenes baseball comedy by Ken Levine, an Emmy Award-winning writer (Cheers, M*A*S*H, The Simpsons), acclaimed sportscaster and former host of Dodger Talk. The world premiere of Going... Going... GONE! runs Oct. 1 through Nov. 6 at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Hollywood.
Set in the press box of a major Los Angeles baseball stadium, Going... Going... GONE! is a poignant and hilarious new comedy about four sports journalists whose lives are changed during the course of one game.
“The characters are all loosely based on people I know,” says Levine. “These folks are working in a world that celebrates milestones above all else. They are wrestling with time, wondering what their legacy will be.”
Levine has married comedy and sports before: for a baseball episode of The Simpsons, he and writing partner David Isaacs had the announcer nickname the local team “The Isoptopes” — a moniker later appropriated and still used by a minor league team in Albuquerque, NM. “So I ended up naming a real baseball team,” he laughs.
“Ken is writing from a very personal perspective,” says director Andrew Barnicle. “He understands what it means to be locked in a room for hours with a group of very smart sports journalists who can give as good as they get, and whose one shared experience is a love of the game.”
Ken Levine is an Emmy winning writer/major league baseball announcer. In a career that has spanned over 30 years, Ken has been the head writer of M*A*S*H*, producer of Cheers, creative consultant of Frasier and Wings, and has co-created three of his own series including Almost Perfect that starred Nancy Travis for CBS from 1995-1996. In addition to the Emmy, he’s won two Writers Guild Awards and has had Peabody and Humanitas recognition. As a sportscaster, Ken hosted Dodger Talk on the Los Angeles Dodgers Radio Network for eight years.
Going... Going... GONE!runs Oct. 1 through Nov. 6 with performances on Fri. and Sat. at 8 p.m. and Sun. at 3 p.m. Hudson Guild Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd., LA CA 90038. For information and to purchase tickets, call (323) 960-5521 or go to www.plays411.com/gone
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