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THE CAST

Mr. Cobb...   Chuck Rafferty
Ty...   Pete Cuesta
The Peach...   Dillon Mangene
Oscar Charleston...   Bruce Ricketts


THE PRODUCTION TEAM

Director...   Les Ferguson
Stage Manager...   Linda Ferguson
Lighting Design / Sound...   Chase Schirmer
Lighting Tech...   Ruth Lawson
Costumes...   Marsha Shull
Props...   Diane Counts
Set Design...   Les Ferguson


Possum Point Players 2021 presents

COBB
written by Lee Blessing
directed by Les Ferguson


Fridays JAN 22 and JAN 29 at 7:30p
Saturdays JAN 23 and JAN 30 at 7:30p
Sundays JAN 24 and JAN 31 at 2:00p

Possum Hall / 441 Old Laurel Road / Georgetown DE


THE STORY of COBB...

The character of controversial baseball legend Ty Cobb is split into three differently aged versions of himself: The Peach, aged nineteen, at the beginning of his long career with the Detroit Tigers; Ty, in his early forties, at the end of his playing days; and Mr Cobb, in his early seventies, at the point of death from cancer.

The play floats freely in time, moving back and forth among the Cobbs as they contend with each other, and the audience, over whom Ty Cobb really was and what he represented.

Invading this self-imposed “argument in limbo” is Oscar Charleston, a black player of Cobb’s time who, though relegated to the Negro Leagues, was dubbed the “Black Cobb” by the white press. Ty tries to avoid Charleston just as he always avoided playing exhibition games against him or any other black players.

As Cobb fights both popular opinion, and himself, to justify his life, Charleston provides a deeper challenge to his self-esteem. Ultimately we come to know Cobb in his full complexity—as a sports hero of the highest order, fulfilling one of America’s most cherished dreams, and as an example of some of its greatest failures.

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