Tadpole $13

Jules Tasca

Published by Dramatists Play Service

5 Male 2 Female

Jimmy (The Arm) Younkers, after many successful prior years of big-league pitching stardom, and extravagant living, has decided to "hold-out" on signing the reduced contract resulting from his failing record of recent seasons

But while Jimmy's athletic powers are waning, his destructive lifestyle has yet to run its course. Having walked out on his wife and children he continues to pursue romantic assignations with ladies near and far

He borrows money he knows he will never repay; he indulges every impulse and has no hesitation in dragging others down with him; and in general, he refuses to admit that the days of glory are over

But, throughout, he remains cocky, irreverent and unfailingly funny as he moves through a series of events in which humor, human frailty and ultimate poignancy are blended with rare theatrical skill

Produced with notable success by the renowned Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, the biting, acerbic comedy combines zany humor, remarkable characterizations and telling comments on contemporary American society as it explores the plight of a big-league baseball pitcher who has lost his throwing arm but not his driving ego

"hilarious comedy that has serious undercurrents " - Hollywood Reporter

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