The Majestic Theatre
By Stan Freeman
"The Pitch" by Stan Freeman. Presented by the Majestic Theater, 131 Elm St, West Springfield, MA 01089 Performances: REMAINING PERFORMANCES CANCELLED! Ticket prices range from $24 to $31. For tickets and more information: https://www.majestictheater.com/boxoffice.html#tickets or contact the box office at (413) 747-7797. You may also visit the box office when it is open (Monday through Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm, Saturdays 10:00am through 1:00pm).
Written by Stan Freeman. Directed by Danny Eaton.
Cast: John Haag and Julian Findlay.
(3/14/20) – West Springfield's Majestic Theater will temporarily close in an effort to help curb the spread of COVID-19, according to an announcement from Producing Director Danny Eaton. The venue will suspend operations effective Saturday, March 14, 2020.
Eaton's statement is as follows:
“The concern with the control of the spread of the COVID-19 virus changes hourly.
The Theater Project is a non-profit company that Eaton founded in 1991. Since March 1997 it has been in residence in West Springfield's historic Majestic Theater, a century-old venue that was recently named "Best Place to See Theater" and “Best Live Theatre Company” in newspaper polls. In addition, Eaton's work at the Majestic was honored with a Regional Award for Outstanding Achievement in the American Theatre by the New England Theatre Conference. For additional information, visit www.majestictheater.com.
The Pitch is a play about baseball, best friends ... and betrayal.
Retired sportswriter Roger Pennell reluctantly agrees to collaborate with a young reporter, Mike Resnick, on the biography of a boyhood friend of his.
That friend, Vernon Peters, was a pitcher—a lefty who could throw a fastball.
He'd been languishing in Triple-A on a farm team for the New York Yankees, but then came "the call" and he was in the "Bigs", and on the mound at Yankee Stadium. In the batter's box was Boston's Carl Yastrzemski.
Peters threw only one pitch on that day nearly fifty years ago, and then his career in the Major Leagues abruptly ended.
In digging into the story, the young writer discovers a secret at the heart of it all—a secret the older writer fiercely intends to protect.
The Pitch is a fascinating new play by the Valley's own Stan Freeman.