HomeAnnouncementTwo-Man Comic-Drama, “Rounding Third,” Presented by Players of Utica

Two-Man Comic-Drama, “Rounding Third,” Presented by Players of Utica

UTICA, N.Y., 1/18/ 2021 – Players of Utica presents Richard Dresser’s “ROUNDING THIRD,” starring Dan Burgess and Richard K. Stoodley and directed by Dennis Clark. Performances are at the Players Theatre in Utica, NY 7:30 pm on January 28 – 29 and February 4-5, along with 2 pm matinees on January 30 and February 6. Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.playersofutica.org/order-tickets or by calling (315) 724-7624.


This comic-drama follows the tumultuous journey of two Little League coaches, Michael and Don, from their first tentative meeting to their climactic championship game. The audience is the stand-in for the team and, as such, the coaches consistently engage them by speaking directly to them about competition, character, punctuality, and the importance of wearing the right equipment.

Despite their differences, Michael and Don form an uneasy alliance for the  benefit of the team. And over the course of exhilarating victories, heartbreaking defeats, and  interminable rain-outs, the two men battle over how to lead the team. Out of their conflicting philosophies, the real issue of the play emerges: how should we raise our children?

Players of Utica Covid Policy: With the increasing spread of the COVID virus, it is more important than ever to Players of Utica to keep our patrons, performers, and staff safe. All performers, Players Board members, and volunteers have been vaccinated. Attendees of this event will be asked to provide proof of vaccination and will be required to wear a mask while in the theatre. Those who have not been vaccinated will need to provide proof of an official negative COVID test taken within the 3 days prior to the day of attendance (at home tests will not be accepted).

About Players of Utica

Players of Utica is a non-profit community theatre that has been continuously producing shows since 1913. We have engaged over 1 million individuals with affordable, first-class community theatre. Players of Utica is an equal opportunity organization. For more information, and to support or participate, visit www.playersofutica.org, follow us on Instagram @playersofuticany, Twitter @UticaPlayers or “Like” us on Facebook.

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