What happens when news becomes entertainment and politics become a performance? Virginia Eames, an aspiring political pundit, attempts to negotiate her way through the constantly shifting landscape of cutthroat commentary and learns what it takes to be a star.
Production InfoCast: 6 total (4 female, 2 male)
Full Length Drama (about 100 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
- About the Author(s)
- About the Book
- Special Notes
“Nice girls do not finish first in Victoria Stewart’s trenchant and entertaining topical drama, HARDBALL. Girls with the sharpest elbows do … [and] Virginia has a pair of elbows that could splinter concrete … Smart, persuasive and nervy in its view of opinion journalism run amok. Stewart clearly boned up on Fox News, CNN and MSNBC gabfests … HARDBALL incisively dissects the inside game of media punditry — and exposes it as, at worst, a zero-sum game for us all.” —Misha Berson, The Seattle Times
If original stage producers credits appear in bold below, all licensees are required to include them in the following form on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play and in all advertising in which the full cast appears in size of type not less than ten percent (10%) of the size of the title of the Play:
HARDBALL premiered at Live Girls! Theater in Seattle.
The play was developed with support from the Helen Merrill Award,
the Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellowship program,
SPF (Summer Play Festival),
and the Women Playwrights Festival
co-produced by the Seattle Repertory Theatre and Hedgebrook.
In addition, the following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC