The Winning Streak

The Winning Streak

by Lee Blessing
     
 

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Omar, a retired baseball umpire, suddenly gets a phone call from Ry, a son he�s never seen. Ry is the product of a one-night stand long ago. He�s never wanted to meet his absentee father, but now in his mid-thirties, after making a life for himself in a distant city, he seems to feel it�s time. Omar�s not so sure. In a series of funny, heartbreaking scenes, the two… See more details below

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Omar, a retired baseball umpire, suddenly gets a phone call from Ry, a son he�s never seen. Ry is the product of a one-night stand long ago. He�s never wanted to meet his absentee father, but now in his mid-thirties, after making a life for himself in a distant city, he seems to feel it�s time. Omar�s not so sure. In a series of funny, heartbreaking scenes, the two men negotiate every inch of a very rocky road in trying to come together. Is there any common ground? Can Omar ever master the skills to become a father, or Ry to become his son? Will baseball help? The local major-league team has a winning streak going. Meanwhile, these two men are just trying to win one in a row. A bittersweet comedy about the need for family in us all.

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Blessing has forged a conflict peppered with flinty dialogue...written with economy and precision.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822221043
Publisher:
Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Pages:
49
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.40(d)

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