A sprawling story overwhelms in Saint Sebastian’s ambitious ‘Lefties’

I heartily applaud Saint Sebastian, a spirited storefront company, for taking on Lefties, a highly ambitious world premiere by promising playwright Leigh Johnson. Johnson, a talented writer with clear passion, has a lot to say about many things, and the things he has to say in Lefties offer huge potential for high dramatic stakes. Set… Read More A sprawling story overwhelms in Saint Sebastian’s ambitious ‘Lefties’

An Interview with Jamie Prahl, Director of Saint Sebastian Players’ ‘Lefties’

In Lefties, a play by Chicago-area playwright Leigh Johnson, a Russian-born father (who’s also, by the way, an avowed Communist who loves baseball), clashes with his son, a gifted semi-professional pitcher who has become entranced by capitalism and its prospects. Set in McCarthy-era America, this play covers some big ground, including themes regarding family pride,… Read More An Interview with Jamie Prahl, Director of Saint Sebastian Players’ ‘Lefties’