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GIVE AND GO
Learning from Losing
by Brandt Johnson
February 11 - 27, 2010
An interview with Brandt: clydefitchreport
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"Johnson shows fantastic range with his many characters ....As today’s sports pages increasingly fill with ugly personal sagas...Billy’s story restores regard for the athlete.... Oh, and he has a sense of humor."-- nytheatre.com - Matthew Trumbull
a detour to
Harlem Globetrotters, and play professional basketball in Europe.
and Go is his (semi-autobiographical) story of
ambitious and eager Billy Tyler, whose love of basketball and dogged
earn him positions on high school and college teams—and fail to get him
in the NBA. When he applies the same
grit to Wall Street, the rewards are immediate, but the love is gone. Leaving a lucrative career in investment
banking, he returns to bank shots and finds himself on a European tour
the Harlem Globetrotters, losing every game. But it is there he
true success is not about winning; it’s
about loving the game you play.
Thrilled by this inspiring
and comical journey in the New York International Fringe Festival in
2007, Metropolitan is proud to bring a newly revised version of the
play back to its season of Starting Over.
Written and Performed by Brandt Johnson
Directed by Ron Stetson
Music by Keith "Wild Child" Middleton