3/25 A League of Their Own
This Tuesday, March 25th, please join us for our reading of the 1992 classic baseball film, “A League of Their Own,” directed by Penny Marshall.
The All-American Girls’ Professional Baseball League was founded in 1943, when most of the men of baseball-playing age were far away in Europe and Asia fighting World War II. The league flourished until after World War II, when, with the men’s return, the league was consigned to oblivion. The story begins as a candy-bar tycoon enlists agents to scour the country to find women who could play ball. In the backwoods of Oregon, two sisters — Dottie and Kit — are discovered. Dottie can hit and catch, while Kit can throw a mean fastball. The girls come to Chicago to try out for the team with other prospects that include their soon-to-be-teammates Mae Mordabito, Doris Murphy, and Marla Hooch. The team’s owner, Walter Harvey needs someone to coach his team and he picks one-time home-run champion Jimmy Dugan, who is now a broken-down alcoholic.
J.E.T. Studios, JET Theater
5126 Lankershim Blvd
Tuesday, March 25th
There is metered parking on Lankershim and Magnolia, and after 6:00pm, the meters are FREE. There is a parking lot across from J.E.T. that costs $7, as well as valet parking at numerous restaurants and bars on Magnolia for $5 (Brickyard Pub, Bow & Truss both do valet). You can also find free residential parking on most of the side streets in NoHo. We are also a few blocks down the street from the Metro Red Line (at Lankershim & Chandler).
As always, admission for our weekly table readings is FREE, and there will be wine to purchase for a suggested donation.
JIMMY DUGAN – Bob Simpson*
DOTTIE HINSON – Amy Bartlett*
KIT KELLER – Allie Costa*
MAE MORDABITO – Meghan Allison*
DORIS MURPHY – Emily Clark*
MARLA HOOCH – Travis James Riner*
BETTY SPAGHETTI HORN – Kate Purnell*
EVELYN GARDNER – Anna Bowen*
HELEN HALEY/ELLEN SUE GOTLANDER – Jeni Incontro*
SHIRLEY BAKER/ALICE GASPERS – Lisa Dudley
IRA LOWENSTEIN – Cody Clark*
WALTER HARVEY/DAVE HOOCH – John Ross Clark*
ERNIE CAPADINO/NELSON – Paul Reese
CHARLIE COLLINS/NEWSREEL ANNOUNCER – Josh Meltzer
ANNOUNCER/STILWELL GARDNER – Tory N. Thompson
BOB HINSON/RADIO SPORTSCASTER – Lucas Alifano*
*Play Club West BOARD/VIP