“Ernie” is the story of Ernie Harwell’s last night at Comerica, when the Hall of Fame (Detroit Tigers) broadcaster is about to give a moving thank you to a grateful city.
Just before he walks onto the grassy field, he encounters an unusual boy who is eager to know all about him, coaxing Harwell into giving one final broadcast – the “broadcast of his life.”
In playwright Mitch Albom’s own words, he describes “Ernie” as … “the story of 20th century Americana and a love affair with baseball and a childhood sweetheart. Ernie went through the Depression, World War II, the segregation of sports – he also called some of the grandest moments ever witnessed on a ball field. It’s an honor to bring such a rich character to the stage – especially for so many fans who loved him. The play features actual footage from historic baseball moments, supplied by Major League Baseball, and boasts many unmistakable Harwell calls.”
Box office will open one hour before performances. The doors will open at 7:00 PM for evening performances, and 1:30 PM for afternoon performances. Tickets are $25, $20, $15 (reserved seating) and can be purchased through our website, polktheatre.org or by calling 863-682-7553. Tickets will be available to purchase December 3.
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