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Malachy Cleary and Dan McVey at NJ Rep. bit about relationships and the issues of growing older as it is about football. “Yes, sports are part of it but I don’t call it a ‘sports play,’” he said. “It’s a human inter- est story with sports as the lens through which we look at it. In the past my plays have drawn a wide audience. I’ve loved that some in the audience had never seen a play but came because NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 6 they were drawn to a story with sports as a crucial part of it - that it was finally a play that spoke to them and their interests. I’ve also loved that frequent theatre goers found they didn’t need any sports knowledge or even sports interest to be captivated by the story and the characters. They still had an exciting, fun, and profound experience.” The National New Play Net- INDEX NEXT ARTICLE 107