Bang the Drum Slowly

Bang the Drum Slowly

A dramatization of one of the greatest baseball stories of all time. A poignant, touching, and often comic tale of a baseball team’s friendship and loyalty to a dying teammate. Adapted by Eric Simonson from the novel by Mark Harris.

An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:

Ed Begley Jr. as Bruce Pearson
John Freeland Jr. as Jonah Brooks/Dr. Thorsen
Henry Harris as ‘Horse’ Byrd
Brent Hinkley as ‘Goose’ Williams/Dr. Rosenthal/Lester Moors, Jr.
Bruce Nelson as Perry Simpson
Joshua Rifkind as Sid Goldman
David Robbins as Piney Woods
Marcia Rodd as Patricia Moors/Mrs. Pearson
Elizabeth Ruscio as Holly Wiggen/Katie
Enrique Sandino as Roberto
David Schwimmer as Ugly Jones
Harry Shearer as ‘Dutch’ Schnell
Jonathan Silverman as Henry ‘Arthur’ Wiggen

Directed by Eric Simonson. Recorded before a live audience at the DoubleTree Suites, Santa Monica in October of 1992.

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Ed Begley Jr., John Freeland Jr., Henry Harris, Brent Hinkley, Bruce Nelson, Joshua Rifkind, David Robbins, Marcia Rodd, Elizabeth Ruscio, Enrique Sandino, David Schwimmer, Harry Shearer, Jonathan Silverman


Mark Harris adapted by Eric Simonson

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978 1 58081 612 0

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