The script for the universally acclaimed one person play written by Eddie Frierson and based on the life and writings of Baseball Hall of Fame and New York Giants Pitching legend Christy Mathewson.
In a time when Giants walked the earth and roamed the Polo Grounds, none was more honored than the great Christy Mathewson - the quiet, educated man who lifted the then rowdy world of baseball into gentlemanliness. A scholar, athlete and soldier, Mathewson was the man who changed the game of baseball and the course of our nation in the first decade of the last century.
MATTY was produced by Black Bags Three Productions and performed by Eddie Frierson in Times Square at the Lambs Theatre in 1996. It was directed by Kerrigan Mahan. Eddie Frierson continues to perform the show around the country.
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Just Batty for Matty
This is the number one audiobook I have ever listened to! Ok, this is the first audiobook I've ever listened to but I was pleasantly surprised. I love to read and did not think I would like to hear someone else's voice in my head. But I really did! Not only is Frierson's voice easy on the ears, his obvious love for his subject matter is a feel good thing to be around.
The warmth and humor he brought to the plate was like curling up with a warm & fussy. I felt like I had gone back in time to a kinder, gentler world.
I have never heard Eddie Frierson on tape before.
I loved hearing him go from one personality to another.
A must see/hear for baseball fans and a feel good for anyone who needs to de-stress from today's too harried world.
You don't even have to be a baseball fan
Actually, it was a series of moments: John McGraw's relationship with Christy Mathewson. McGraw was awed by NObody. Until Matty.
Charley "Victory" Faust. When I saw this show in New York, Frierson imbued Faust with so many visual quirks that I wondered if it was going to work as well on audio. It does.
I DID listen to it in one sitting.
Like the recording of Hal Holbrook's "Mark Twain Tonight," this one's a keeper. It's also a worthy competitor to Mark Harris' "The Southpaw," which I still think is the best novel ever written.
- Holden Caulfield