Hook and Ladder

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(light-hearted drama)

6 m, 2 w
Various locations at the offices of Sports Review Monthly and Manhattan.
New York City, NY – 2018

Cast of Characters:

Dunkin (30s) – a hot shot sports writer
(50s) – a retired football superstar
(30s) – a contributing editor and Dunkin’s friend
(50s) – a magazine publisher
(40s) – Tony Backlund’s agent
(30s) – a blogger and research assistant
(30s) – an editor in chief
(50s) – a seasoned sports writer

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Synopsis:  Hot shot sports writer Dunkin Scott’s career is on the rise as the top reporter at Sports Review Monthly magazine. His readership is at an all-time high and is a frequent guest on major sports radio and television networks.

As if things couldn’t be going better for him, Dunkin is about to get the opportunity of a lifetime when he is assigned to an exclusive interview with future Hall of Fame football linebacker Tony Backlund, the writer’s childhood sports hero.

However, Dunkin soon finds himself pressured by his publisher Rachel Montgomery to spotlight the gridiron great and humanitarian as a fraud because Backlund had taken a knee during the U.S. national anthem at a playoff game six months prior. Quickly, Dunkin finds himself struggling to write what is fair and truthful to his sports hero after he begins to find a disconnect of facts involving Backlund’s abrupt and mysterious retirement as well as his on-field protest.

The play culminates into a mess of journalistic malpractice, unworthy ideology and Dunkin caught at a cross roads to decide what kind of journalist, sports fan and person he wants to be.

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