McGuire Tickets On Sale Monday, April 10
One-man play about legendary basketball coach is back by popular demand
Released: April 3, 2006
MILWAUKEE – Tickets will go on sale Monday, April 10 at 9 a.m. for the Marquette University Department of Performing Art’s production of Dick Enberg’s McGuire, the one-man play about legendary Marquette basketball coach Al McGuire. The play returns to the Helfaer Theatre June 1 – 11, 2006. Distinguished actor Cotter Smith will reprise his role as McGuire. The show originally debuted at Marquette in June 2005 to sell out performances.
Tickets can be purchased by calling the Helfaer Theatre Box Office at (414) 288-7504 or (414) 288- 7505 or in person at the box office at 525 N. 13th St. The box office is open Tuesday through Friday, 1 – 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 for Wednesday and Thursday performances; $25 for Friday through Sunday shows.
McGuire will be performed:
Thursday, June 1, at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 3, at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 4, at 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 10, at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 11, at 2:30 p.m.
The play was written by renowned sportscaster and Emmy Award-winner Dick Enberg, a close friend of McGuire’s. Those who saw Al McGuire lead the 1977 Marquette basketball team to the national championship knew him to be quite a character. McGuire was a leader on and off the court, and the people of Milwaukee adopted the Brooklyn native as one of their own. The play revisits Al's inimitable wit and wisdom, as the audience listens to him reminisce about his life from the streets of Brooklyn to his days at Marquette and his travels as a sportscaster with CBS. Enberg's deeply moving tribute reminds theatre goers once again why the philosophy of this one uncommonly funny and profound man had such an important and lasting impact on so many.
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