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Olympia Entertainment is proud to announce that Ernie -- A play by Mitch Albom, will return for a seventh unforgettable season at the City Theatre, located inside of Hockeytown Cafe. As Detroit buzzes with excitement on the verge of the 2017 Detroit Tiger's season, Ernie invites fans to celebrate and remember 'The Voice of Summer' with an opening performance on Thursday, June 8 and running through Sunday, June 25. The two-man play is dedicated to the late and beloved Hall of Fame Detroit Tigers announcer, Ernie Harwell.
Ernie is set on Harwell's last night at Comerica Park in September of 2009, prior to his moving thank you speech to his adopted and beloved city of Detroit. 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'.
The play features classic footage from historic baseball moments, supplied courtesy of Major League Baseball, and boasts many unmistakable Harwell calls. Tigers fans will get a glimpse of the time that Ernie met the Great Bambino and Ty Cobb. They'll witness how he 'recreated' games in his early days, and what was behind his broadcasts of the Tigers' 1968 and 1984 World Series.
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