Two act musical comedy 5f, 7m + chorus
Brooklyn's been brooding for half a century about the loss of their beloved Dodgers. But few know Los Angeles almost voted the team out of town. "Bum's Rush" tells the tale of the Dodgers' 1958 move from Brooklyn to Los Angeles - from LA's point of view.
Premiere: Theatre 29, Twentynine Palms
Staged Readings: Museum of Natural History, Los Angeles Theatre of NOTE, Los Angeles Los Angeles Festival, Santa Monica Library Theatre West, Los Angeles
Marketing maven Jinx Riley is lured out west from New York to work on the Proposition B campaign to keep the Dodgers out of Los Angeles. She discovers that her new partner is also her ex-husband, J. Patrick Donovan - a man who "wears a smile as well as he wears a suit." Her romantic life becomes more complicated when her former flame, New York sportswriter Mike Morales, shows up. Mike introduces Jinx to Palo Verde - the neighborhood destroyed to make way for Dodger Stadium. "Bum's Rush" also features a singing Walter O'Malley. The Dodger owner shares his philosophy of true love.