Game 6

Writing a blockbuster movie that mixes baseball and Broadway ain't easy. Just ask dark, fatalistic postmodern author Don DeLillo (Underworld, Falling Man), who wrote Game 6. The film features the exceptional talents of Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Bebe Neuwirth and Catherine O'Hara. Keaton plays a superstar Broadway playwright who's also a die-hard Boston Red Sox fan. He's living through the hell of opening night, which just happens to be October 25, 1986 — the night the Red Sox suffered what came to be known as "the worst loss in baseball history." All you Bill Buckner fans out there know just where this little piece of existential obsession is headed. The most fun is Downey as feared, supercilious theater critic Steven Schwimmer, who lives in a dump, wears paper-thin disguises and reviews theater shows packing a gun. Ah, if only! 8:30 p.m. Domy Books, 1709 Westheimer. For information, call 713-523-3669 or visit www.domystore.com. Free.
Wed., Aug. 5, 8:30 p.m., 2009
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D.L. Groover has contributed to countless reputable publications including the Houston Press since 2003. His theater criticism has earned him a national award from the Association of Alternative Newsmedia (AAN) as well as three statewide Lone Star Press Awards for the same. He's co-author of the irreverent appreciation, Skeletons from the Opera Closet (St. Martin's Press), now in its fourth printing.
Contact: D. L. Groover