Batter Up: Double Play – What Can I Say, It’s a Home Run

By Ernest Kearney — As someone who is bored to tears by sports and once even fell into a six-week coma when I accidentally turned on the TV to a curling event, I was amazed at how infectious Brett Moore’s Batter Up: Double Play was.   It is not merely his encyclopedic knowledge of baseball that is utterly astonishing nor his sincere love and enthusiasm for the game that makes this a fantastic show: It is his ability to weave these elements into stories that will touch the heart of any American, sport-loving or not.

Moore has crafted an entertaining show about America’s pastime that serves to profoundly tell American history by highlighting the struggles of the Negro Leagues.  As directed by Erin Moore and co-produced by Gregory Craft, Brett Moore’s Batter Up: Double Play knocks one out of the stadium and right into the soul of this nation. Looking forward to more innings.


Batter Up: Double Play

Playing During The Hollywood Fringe Festival 2024


The Hobgoblin Playhouse (Main Space)

6440 Santa Monica Blvd.

Saturday June 29 2024, 5:30 PM | 1hr

Streamed from The Hobgoblin Playhouse (Main Space)

Saturday June 29 2024, 5:30 PM | 1hr (Pacific Time (US & Canada))


Ernest Kearney - author
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An award-winning L.A. playwright and rabble-rouser of note who has hoisted glasses with Orson Welles, been arrested on three continents and once beat up Charlie Manson. His first play, "Among the Vipers" was a semi-finalist in the Julie Harris Playwriting Competition and was featured in the Carnegie-Mellon Showcase of New Plays. It was produced at the NPT Theater in Ashland, Oregon and Los Angeles’ celebrated Odyssey Ensemble Theatre. His following play, “The Little Boy Who Loved Monsters” was produced at The Hollywood Actors Theater, where he earned praise from the Los Angeles Times for his “…inordinately creative writing.” The play went on to numerous other productions including Berlin’s The Black Theatre under the direction of Rainer Fassbinder who wrote in his program notes of Kearney, “He is a skilled playwright, but more importantly he is a dangerous one.” Ernest Kearney has worked as literary manager or as dramaturge for among others The Hudson Theater Guild, Nova Diem and the Odyssey Ensemble Theatre, where he still serves on the play selection committee. He has been the recipient of two Dramalogue Awards and a finalist or semi-finalist, three times, in the Julie Harris Playwriting Competition. His work has been performed by Michael Dunn, Sandra Tsing Loh, Jack Colvin and Billy Bob Thornton, and to date, either as playwright or director, he has upwards of a hundred and thirty productions under his belt, including a few at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater as puppeteer. Kearney remains focused on his writing, as well as living happily ever after with his lovely wife Marlene. His stage reviews and social essays can be found at and Follow him on Facebook.

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