Tommy & Me by Ray Didinger

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Tommy & Me by Ray Didinger


Production Sponsor
Bruce and Giuliana Zallie and Zallie ShopRite Supermarkets
Associate Producer
NovaCare Rehabilitation
Media Sponsors
SportsRadio 94 WIP
Comcast SportsNet
Directed by Joe Canuso
with Tom Teti, Matt Pfeiffer, Ned Pryce and Simon Kiley
Dramaturg and script consultant: Bruce Graham

Tommy & Me will be performed at

FringeArts (140 N Columbus Blvd.)

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Exile is proud to remount, Tommy and Me, by Ray Didinger. The play is autobiographic and recounts a seminal time in Ray Didinger’s life as he helps his life-long hero, Tommy McDonald reach his goal of getting into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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  • Tommy McDonald is a Hall of Fame football player. 
  • He was in the NFL for 12 years as a wide receiver.
  • He was drafted by the Eagles in 1957 and played on the team until 1964.
  • He was instrumental in taking The Eagles to the 1960 NFL Championship game, played at Franklin Field in Philly.
  • The Eagles won against the Green Bay Packers coached by Vince Lombardi.

Ray Didinger is an award winning sports writer. Among his many distinguished acknowledgements, he won the McCann Award which is presented by the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) in recognition of long and distinguished reporting in the field of pro football. He also won six Emmy Awards as a producer and writer with NFL Films. He is the author of eleven books on sports, including his three most recent bestsellers: The Eagles Encyclopedia, One Last Read, and The Ultimate Book of Sports Movies.  Among his many media outlets, Ray is currently a host on 610-WIP all-sports talk radio, and appears on Comcast SportsNet TV as the primary analyst on Eagles Post-Game Live. 




Performance Date Time Price Post-Show Discussion Host
Thursday, August 3 (with pre-show  Comcast SportsNet tailgate party beginning at 5:00) 7pm $50 Michael Barkann (CSN)
Friday, August 4 (Opening Night) 7pm $50 None
Sunday, August 6 3pm SOLD OUT Jack McCallum (Sports Illustrarted)
Sunday, August 6 7pm $40 Mark Bowden (author of Black Hawk Down)
Monday, August 7 7pm $35 John Clark (CSN)
Wednesday, August 9 7pm $35 Vince Papale (former Eagle and subject of the film Invincible)
Thursday, August 10 7pm $35 Chris Stigall (talk-show host for WPHT radio)
Friday, August 11 7pm $40 Big Daddy Graham (comedian and WIP radio host)
Saturday, August 12 3pm $40 Ukee Washington (news anchor, CBS3)
Saturday, August 12 7pm $40 John Boruk (CSN)
Sunday, August 13 3pm $40 TBA
Wednesday, August 16 7pm $35 Joe Decamera and Jon Ritchie (WIP radio midday hosts)
Thursday, August 17 7pm SOLD OUT Fran Dunphy (Temple University Basketball Coach)
Friday, August 18 7pm $40 Mark Farzetta (host of the 700 Level, CSN)
Saturday, August 19 3pm $40

Amy Fadool (CSN) and Chris McDonald (son of Tommy McDonald)

Saturday, August 19 7pm $40 Chris McDonald (son of Tommy McDonald)
Sunday, August 20 3pm $40 Glen Macnow (talk-show host, WIP radio)