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There’s No Crying in Theatre:
A League of Their Own Live Reading

Ghostlight Ensemble presents the next installment of its ongoing live movie reading series: There’s No Crying in Theatre: A League of Their Own Live Reading.

Join us for at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 23, at the Celtic Crown (2356 W Cullom Ave, Chicago, IL 60618) in North Center, to play ball in the back room of a bar.

A League of Their Own is a 1992 film that tells a fictionalized account of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). As America's stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest. Competitive sisters Dottie Hinson and Kit Keller spar with each other, scout Ernie Capadino and grumpy has-been coach Jimmy Dugan on their way to fame.

The live reading is directed by Miona Lee* and features:

Manager of the Rockford Peaches
Jimmy Dugan: Tim Lee

The Players
#8- Catcher, Dottie Hinson: Emma Palizza
#23- Pitcher, Kit Keller: Amanda Forman
#22- Third Base, Doris Murphy: Nellsyn Hill
#5- Center Field, Mae Mordabito: Elizabeth Rentfro
#15- First Base, Helen Haley: Allison McCorkle
#1- Shortstop, Ellen Sue Gotlander: Allison McCorkle
#7- Left Field/Pitcher, Betty "Spaghetti" Horn: Holly Robison*
#17- Right Field, Evelyn Gardner: Jaclyn Jensen*
#11- Left Field, Shirley Baker: Maria Burnham*
#18- Left Field/Center Field/Catcher, Alice "Skeeter" Gaspers: Maria Burnham*
#32- Second Base, Marla Hooch: Jean E. Burr*

Various and Assorted Menfolk
Ernie Capadino "Cappy": Michael Wagman*
Ira Lowenstein: Rory Jobst
Dave Hooch/Nelson/Walter Harvey/Stilwell Gardner: Christopher Paul Mueller
Newsreel and Baseball Announcer: Matt Fox

There is a suggested donation of $5 at the door, which will help Ghostlight fund its upcoming season.

*Denotes a Ghostlight Ensemble Member