Give and Go: Learning from Losing to the Harlem Globetrotters

Metropolitan Playhouse
220 E 4th St, New York, NY 10009
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

A semi-autobiographical, multi-character, solo show by 6'6" writer/performer (and former professional power forward) Brandt Johnson, Give and Go is a "...high-spirited one-man cavalcade of characters..." (nytheatre.com), which tells the story of an ambitious and eager Billy Tyler, whose love of basketball and dogged discipline earn him positions on high school and college teams -- yet fail to get him a spot in the NBA. When he applies the same grit to Wall Street, the rewards are immediate, but the love is gone. Leaving a lucrative career in investment banking, he returns to bank shots and finds himself on a European tour playing against the Harlem Globetrotters, losing every game. But it is there he discovers that true success is not about winning; it's about loving the game you play. First presented at FringeNYC 2007, Give and Go is newly re-written and freshly conceived. NYTheatre.com praised, "Johnson shows fantastic range with his many characters without losing entertaining similarities....As today's sports pages increasingly fill with ugly personal sagas...Billy's story restores regard for the athlete, as he demonstrates integrity and a willingness to learn lessons in his search for identity. Oh, and he has a sense of humor."

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