An old phrase, 'Long gone, but never forgotten' holds perfectly true for the well known baseball legend Ernie Harwell. The award winning author Mitch Albom inspired by the life of this sports legend pays tribute to him by coming up with a new play titled after his name, Ernie. It made its world premiere early last year in Detroit and now is ready to set the stage ablaze once again. Ernie tickets are already on sale for the upcoming event.
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Albom's inspiration for coming up with a tribute play, Ernie, came in the following words, "Ernie Harwell was a treasure as a man, a friend and a broadcaster. I feel honored to come up with something using my talent that might stand as a legacy to the well known Voice of Summer. I intend to acquaint the audiences with a splendid man and a great game on stage."
The play opens by taking the audiences to the night of historical importance at Comerica when the Broadcaster was all set to deliver his farewell speech. Just before Ernie walks onto the grassy land of the baseball field, he encounters a young boy who is eager to know about his personal and professional life. This is the point in the play from where the story and the legend's life unfold.
Ernie starts narrating his story stating that 'I have had a lot of great ones and in literal sense it has been a terrific life.' This is shortly followed by the real footages of best baseball memories featuring the legend. Fans of Detroit Tigers will actually get a chance to witness the historical moments of meeting Ty Cobb and Great Bambino. Apart from this, they will also get to know how he recreated games in his early years and what it cost him to reach the top in his sports career.
Ernie Harwell had one of the longest runs as a broadcaster, for 42 seasons. He had a distinctive style of commentary that became his identity in a short span of time. The southern rich voice in authoritative style made his comments strong and enjoyable. Harwell never littered his broadcasts with excessive talking or shouting. He observed silence during the pitches and waited for the spectators to get the rhythm of the game by listening to screams of the crowd. Former broadcasters of the team like Josh Lewin, praised Harwell to be a master craftsmen.
The play Ernie will take you on a road trip starting from his home till the baseball ground. It will showcase all events ranging from the very personal ones in his life that made him into a legendary person to those of his professional career.
During his tenure as a broadcaster for Detroit Tigers, Ernie Harwell has always kept the team in high spirits. He never sounded sad or nostalgic which added to the passion of the players to give an outstanding performance.
The play will bring all the memorable moments of baseball matches into the limelight which marked a milestone in the professional tenure of Detroit Tigers. You would have seen Ernie broadcasting a number of championships but did you ever get a chance to know his sentiments during matches and what actually made him come up with such high spirited statements about the team? Well this play will let you find out!
The legend Ernie Harwell never feared death and termed it as an adventure. At the age of 91 he retired from life gracefully. This play was a promise of Albom to Harwell that one day he will put his 25 years of friendship in words for the world to know how great a person he was. He couldn't get practical with his promise during Ernie's life due to some unavoidable reasons but now is fulfilling it by presenting a full fledge theatrical on the legend's life. Ernie tickets are selling like hot cakes! Hurry and get them as soon as possible!
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A:The play 'Ernie' by Mitch Albom is a play about the baseball legend, Ernie Harwell and premiered in April 2011. According to our company policy and general ticketing rules, cancellation of an order is not possible. Once you have placed your order for the tickets it is considered final and only ends on the delivery of tickets. Please be absolutely sure of your purchase before placing your order as it will be considered irreversible.