New Jersey Stage 2017: Issue 6 - Page 106

Susan Maris, Lori Vega and Dan McVey at NJ Rep. cause in films it’s easier to depict the playing of the sport itself. But theatre affords a different view - an in-depth look at char- acter and an in-depth look at the way sports impacts and has im- pacted American culture, Ameri- can history, and even the found- ing metaphors of this country.” Pointing out some of his fa- vorite works about sports, he says, “A colleague, Mat Smart, NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 6 a die-hard Cubs fan, has a ter- rific play called Tinkers to Evers to Chance. I like Lee Blessing’s work and he has several plays with sports in the foreground or background. In terms of films - I love (among many others) The Natural, Hoosiers, and Jerry Maguire.” Weitzman hopes the play at- tracts both sports fans and non- sports fans. The play is every INDEX NEXT ARTICLE 106