First Base Coach
by Jerrod Bogard
Now in Pre-production.
Adapted from the play of the same title- now published in Plays and Playwrights 2010 by New York Small Press inc.
Nine year-old Ben meets eleven year-old Amy on the baseball field after school. He's been told that when you go out with a girl your supposed to “go the bases,” but what's he supposed to do then? Lucky for him, Amy knows the score.
It's a story about growing up, about staying a kid, and about finding those magic moments that stop time.
(This film will be rated-PG.)
press for the stage play:
"hillarious and heartwarming"
-- Washington Square News .pdf here
"a touching, extremely funny scene
. . . a pleasure to watch."
--OffOffOnline.com - read more here.
"First Base Coach, the funniest play of The Spin Cycle, features Kristin Skye Hoffmann and Ben Newman as an 11-year old girl and nine-year-old boy who are testing out hypotheses about just exactly what it means to get to first base in a relationship. Hoffmann and Newman work together like a classic comedy duo under Neil Fennell's direction, never making fun of the children they're portraying but allowing us to see ourselves—then and now—in their dead-on performances."
-- Martin Denton, NYTheatre.com
read the entire review here.