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Monday, September 26, 2011

Fanatic Fans Put On Evening Of Jeter-Themed Plays

“Derek, I’ve got a screw loose for you…” (cue Jaye P. Morgan gongflash)

As organizers of “The Derek Jeter Plays” can attest, not just theatrical characters find “El Capitan” inspiring.

“Basically, [actor] Wende O’Reilly came up with this fantastic idea to promote Derek Jeter by way of plays. So she wanted an evening of plays, actually she would be the only one, with her and Derek Jeter to be with her in it,” says producer-actor Joan Pelzer. “But we decided, let’s make it a big evening and have other people involved.”

So Algonquin Seaport Theater put out a call and got more than 30 submissions. The seven plays selected are part of an evening of one-act plays called “The Derek Jeter Plays,” and they all involve baseball and the Bronx Bomber.

As for O’Reilly, she’s thrilled to play alongside her favorite guy, at least on stage, in “Pasta Diving Jeter,” about a crazy fan like herself.

“I haven’t been arrested or, you know, have any restraining orders out or anything like that, but I would consider myself more fanatical then fan,” says O’Reilly.

Repoz Posted: September 26, 2011 at 09:45 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: media, music, yankees

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   1. Mike Webber Posted: September 26, 2011 at 12:39 PM (#3937113)
The actors will come out to the middle of the stage, but from there they will be unable to go to stage left.
   2. Dale Sams Posted: September 26, 2011 at 12:43 PM (#3937115)
I thought this was going to be 90 minutes of reenacting baseball field events. "Mr. November", "The dive into the stands"*, "The Flip".

*This must be why the theatre had A12, A13, and B12 roped off.
   3. Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: September 26, 2011 at 12:54 PM (#3937120)
Where does Jeter rank in terms of popularity among all time Yankees? As an outsider it seems that he is only behind Mantle and even that is debatable.
   4. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 26, 2011 at 12:55 PM (#3937121)
Who said the theater was dead?
   5. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: September 26, 2011 at 01:08 PM (#3937127)
Where does Jeter rank in terms of popularity among all time Yankees? As an outsider it seems that he is only behind Mantle and even that is debatable.

It depends on whether (a) women and (b) the dead are allowed to vote.
   6. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 26, 2011 at 01:17 PM (#3937136)
Where does Jeter rank in terms of popularity among all time Yankees?

Popularity is an elusive concept. Current stars are probably more popular than players who are historical figures. Nobody was ever more popular than Babe Ruth in his time, but that doesn't guarantee he'd win in a poll today. Jeter is certainly the most popular Yankee of his era, and you do have to go back to Mantle to find a real comparator.

BTW, someone should make sure those plays didn't infringe on the award-wining "Death of Jeter" BBTF thread.
   7. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: September 26, 2011 at 02:21 PM (#3937208)
As for O’Reilly, she’s thrilled to play alongside her favorite guy, at least on stage, in “Pasta Diving Jeter,” about a crazy fan like herself.


all right--who do I sue? If Depo wouldn't let his name be used in the movie, then I sure as hell ain't giving permission to THIS nerdette
   8. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: September 26, 2011 at 02:29 PM (#3937218)
“Basically, [actor] Wende O’Reilly came up with this fantastic idea to promote Derek Jeter by way of plays.

I'm glad he did since I had never heard of Derek Jeter until he was immortalized in theater.

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