Jeff Santo, as the son of the beloved Chicago Cubs third baseman Ron Santo, must certainly know some great baseball stories, and crafts one of his own in this charming play. At a fantasy camp, former teammates Charley Ride, Joe Gallo, and Bill Oliver reunite and swap stories about their careers in the big leagues and their post-retirement lives. In this LA Theatre Works production, Dennis Franz, Joe Mantegna, and Richard Zavaglia have an easy camaraderie; their energy bounces off each other to create a gentle humor that makes A Rough in the Diamond a low-key but wonderfully joyous affair.
Three former big-league baseball players reunite at a fantasy camp and reveal funny and poignant things about their lives and careers. This bittersweet comedy comes from playwright Jeff Santo, whose father Ron Santo was a beloved player and broadcaster for the Chicago Cubs.
An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Dennis Franz, Joe Mantegna, and Richard Zavaglia.