Celebrate Spring Training with the Huntington as we present the first major stage production of Bang the Drum Slowly. This humorous and moving novel of baseball in a simpler age has been newly adapted for the stage and will be directed by Tony Award nominee Eric Simonson.
A classic American story, Bang the Drum Slowly brings us along on an extraordinary road trip with the New York Mammoths, a fictional baseball team in the 1950s. As in any season, the goal is to reach the World Series. But this is a season with a difference. Star pitcher Henry Wiggens learns that his roomate has a secret that he must protect. Henry's struggle to be true to his friend as well as his team is both funny and heartwarming; the lessons he and the Mammoths discover about friendship, loyalty, and compassion in the highly competitive world of professional athletics will delight and inspire you.