Tommy and Me

Written by Ray Didinger
Directed by Joe Canuso
August 9, 2019 — August 25, 2019

FringeArts - 140 N Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia PA 19106

90 minutes

Featuring Tom Teti, Matt Pfeiffer, Frank Nardi Jr. and Simon Kiley

Tommy and Me 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.

  • 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.

After every performance there will be a discussion with the cast, director, and Ray Didinger.

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Performance Schedule and Post-show Discussion Hosts

Fri., August 9 – 8:00pm OPENING NIGHT (SOLD OUT)

  • Scott Graham, Eagles TV play by play

Sat., August 10 – 3:00pm

  • TBD

Sat., August 10 – 7:00pm

  • Larry Kane, TV news anchor

Sun., August 11 – 3:00pm

  • Mike Sielski, Inquirer sports columnist

Sun., August 11 – 7:00pm

  • Barrett Brooks, NBC Sports Philadelphia and former Philadelphia Eagle

Tue., August 13 – 7:00pm

  • Mark Kram, Jr., author of “Smokin’ Joe”, the story of Joe Frazier

Wed., August 14 – 7:00pm

  • Neil Hartman, NBC Sports Philadelphia

Fri., August 16 – 7:00pm

  • Vai Sikahema, NBC 10 anchor and former Philadelphia Eagle

Sat., August 17 – 3:00pm

  • Mark Dianno, president, & Mark Wolpert, Maxwell Football Club

Sat., August 17 – 7:00pm

  • Sam Katz, documentary film producer

Sun., August 18 – 3:00pm

  • Derrick Gunn, NBC Sports Philadelphia

Sun., August 18 – 7:00pm

  • Michael Barkann, host of Eagles Post Game Live on NBC Sports Philadelphia

Tue., August 20 – 7:00pm

  • Lou Tilley, Philadelphia sportscaster

Wed., August 21 – 7:00pm

  • Joe Conwell, former Philadelphia Eagle

Fri., August 23 – 7:00pm

  • Rob Ellis, WIP Sports Radio

Sat., August 24 – 3:00pm

  • Amy Fadool, NBC Sports anchor & Tommy McDonald, Jr.

Sat., August 24 – 7:00pm

  • Jayson Stark, Hall of Fame baseball writer, MLB Network

Sun., August 25 – 3:00pm

  • Joe Ritchie & Joe DeCamera, WIP Sports Radio

Sun., August 25 – 7:00pm

  • Glen Macnow, WIP Sports Radio


Production Sponsor
Bruce and Giuliana Zallie and Zallie Supermarkets

Media Sponsor
94 WIP SportsRadio

Opening Night Sponsor
Ryan, Morton & Imms LLC