That Championship Season BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • NJ NEWSROOM

Opening Night:
March 6, 2011
Closing:
May 29, 2011

Theater: Bernard B. Jacobs / 242 West 45th Street, New York, NY, 10036

Synopsis: 

On the anniversary of their victory in the Pennsylvania state championship game, four members of the starting lineup of a small-town Catholic high school basketball team gather with their coach to re-live their youthful glory. As the night progresses, the long buried grudges and secrets of the once-confident players surface, threatening not just their solidarity, but the meaning of their victory. With savage humor, That Championship Season probes the darkest aspects of the American dream of success at all costs.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF That Championship Season

    March 6, 2011: “That Championship Season,” Jason Miller’s portrait of morally bankrupt men remembering their glory days as a high-school basketball team, was never what you would call a shy play. Like its liquored-up, confession-prone characters, this award-laden 1972 drama states its intentions loudly, repeatedly and often embarrassingly.

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  • USA TODAY REVIEW OF That Championship Season

    March 6, 2011: In Jason Miller's 1972 play That Championship Season, four former high school basketball teammates reunite 20 years later in their old coach's home. As the liquor flows, conversation turns to the jobs and relationships, concerns and frustrations that have defined — and linked — their adult lives.

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  • HOLLYWOOD REPORTER REVIEW OF That Championship Season

    March 6, 2011: A drama about the bitter recriminations of a generation of men stung by the reality of their diminished promise and feeling let down by both their leaders and their peers should strike chords in this rudderless age of epidemic disillusionment.

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  • AM NEW YORK REVIEW OF That Championship Season

    March 6, 2011: “That Championship Season,” Jason Miller’s drama about former high school athletes making drunken confessions in front of their coach, might have been genuinely shocking when it premiered in 1972 at the Public Theater. It successfully transferred to Broadway and even won a Pulitzer Prize.

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  • NEW JERSEY NEWSROOM REVIEW OF That Championship Season

    March 6, 2011: A triumph for the Public Theater in 1972, Jason Miller’s “That Championship Season” transferred to Broadway for a two-year run and nabbed every major prize: The Pulitzer, New York Drama Critics’ Circle, Tony and Drama Desk awards.

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