Mitch Albom Pens Play About Ernie Harwell
October 8, 2010 at 4:28 AM (PT)
CITADEL Talk WJR-A/DETROIT host and DETROIT FREE PRESS columnist MITCH ALBOM has written a play about the late DETROIT TIGERS broadcaster and Hall of Famer ERNIE HARWELL. "ERNIE" will open next SPRING at the CITY THEATRE in DETROIT, near the TIGERS' COMERICA PARK home.
ALBOM tells the FREE PRESS that in the play, "ERNIE will be recounting his life to another person, starting from when he was a poor kid in GEORGIA who had a speech impediment and had a father who was wheelchair-bound, all the way up to the end. Images from his career and his voice will be woven in through the magic of theater."
"I'm really writing this for DETROIT. My eyes aren't on BROADWAY or taking this anywhere else," said ALBOM, adding, "This is my tribute to somebody I really admired."