Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Oct. 8, 2010




Detroit Free Press:

You'll be able to see and hear "Ernie" near the ballpark next season. A play by that name, written by Mitch Albom and based on the late Ernie Harwell's fascinating life, is due to open at the City Theatre, across from Comerica Park, about the same time as the Tigers start their 2011 campaign. "Ernie will be recounting his life to another person, starting from when he was a poor kid in Georgia who had a speech impediment and had a father who was wheelchair-bound, all the way up to the end," Albom said Wednesday. "Images from his career and his voice will be woven in through the magic of theater." Albom -- the Free Press columnist, best-selling author and veteran playwright -- said "Ernie" will stay anchored in this city where Harwell ensconced his Southern accent as the radio voice of the Tigers. "I'm really writing this for Detroit," Albom said. "My eyes aren't on Broadway or taking this anywhere else. ... This is my tribute to somebody I really admired"... Ernie Harwell's life to take center stage; Mitch Albom to pen script (Thu, 10/7)







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