An interview with director Michael Stock and actor Joshua Markowitz
by Joel Markowitz
I trecked up to NYC to see Mr. Baseball in the NYC Fringe Festival at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in Greenwich Village. My nephew Josh, an aspiring actor, was playing Smitty in the show and I was eager to see this Kosher Ham perform.
I sat down with Josh and actor/director/producer Michael Stock, who plays a frustrated old-time baseball player, to discuss the journey of the show from the Sideway Theatre in Chicago to the NYC Fringe Festival, their roles and how the show was changed for the Fringe Festival. They even perform one of their favorite scenes from the show.
Listen here, baseball fans.
Did the show hit a home run, or did it have a hard time making it to first base? Here’s a review from nytheatre.com.
Mr. Baseball runs through this Sunday. If you are in NYC, and want to purchase tickets, click here.
Barry Isaacson says
Not withstanding all bias, Joel, the pod cast was appropriately laced with puns. I am impressed with how you have grown with Ushers. Take the compliment and stop whining. But, of course, most of all, thanks for highlighting Josh. All the best to you in this coming new year and come up with your own appropriate pun to put in here. Barry
Susan Isaacson says
Thanks, Joel, for trekking up to NYC to see/review Mr. Baseball. I saw the play in its Chicago version. Of course, as a biased Mom of actor Josh Markowitz, thought it was great and so proud of both Josh and Michael for bringing it to the Fringe festival in NY. I hope your readers can still get up to NY to see Mr. Baseball this weekend. I’m sure they will enjoy this gem of “Chioago Theater”.