Tommy and Me by Ray Didinger

Mon, 05/02/2016
Tommy and Me by Ray Didinger

After a sold-out world premiere reading in May 2015, Barrymore Award-winning Theatre Exile will bring you a full-scale production of Tommy and Me by Ray Didinger. This autobiographical play recounts a seminal time in Ray Didinger's life as he helps his boyhood hero, Tommy McDonald, reach his goal of induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Theatre Exile introduced the play in 2015 with a sold-out reading at Plays and Players Theatre.  

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Directed by Joe Canuso
with Tom Teti, Matt Pfeiffer, Ned Pryce and Simon Kiley
Dramaturg and script consultant: Bruce Graham (The Philly Fan, Rizzo)

World Premiere
August 3 - August 14, 2016
FringeArts (140 N. Columbus Blvd.)
 

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Exile is proud to present the premiere of a new play, 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. 


SHOW DATES

Wednesday, August 3

CSN Tailgate Party at Tommy and Me 

-ticket price includes a preshow tailgate party that will begin at 5:30PM (cash-bar, hamburgers & hot dogs)

7pm SOLD OUT
Thursday, August 4 (Opening Night) 7pm SOLD OUT
Friday, August 5 8pm SOLD OUT
Saturday, August 6 3pm SOLD OUT
Saturday, August 6 7pm SOLD OUT
Sunday, August 7 3pm SOLD OUT
Sunday, August 7 7pm SOLD OUT
Friday, August 12 8pm SOLD OUT
Saturday, August 13 3pm SOLD OUT
Saturday, August 13 7pm SOLD OUT
Sunday, August 14 3pm SOLD OUT
Sunday, August 14 7pm SOLD OUT