Ernie The Play at Detroit’s City Theatre

Ernie The Play by Mich Albom will be playing at the City Theatre in Detroit for six weeks beginning today, July 10, 2014 and running through Sunday, August 17. There will be shows on Thursdays through Sunday with 8p shows on Thursdays and Friday, 3p and 8p shows on Saturdays, and 3p on Sundays. Exceptions to the schedule are noted below:

  • Sunday, July 20 5p
  • Wednesday, July 23 8p
  • Saturday, July 26 – no shows
  • Thursday, July 31 5:30p
  • Sunday, August 3 5p
  • Thursday, August 14 5:30p
  • Sunday, August 17 5p
provided by Olympia Entertainment

From the event press release, the play is described as below:

Ernie The Play by award-winning author Mitch Albom returns for a limited six week engagement at City Theatre, opening July 10, 2014.  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.  For discounted Group Sales tickets (8 or more people ), call 313-471-3099.

I asked about the suggested age range of the show. It is appropriate for all ages, although more likely to be enjoyed by parents as a date night. However, children who are very interested in baseball will likely enjoy the show as well.

The City Theatre is located at 2301 Woodward Ave, Detroit.


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