That Championship Season Essay

Jason Miller
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In the following review, author John Simon discusses the play's parallels of life and the game in Jason Miller's That Championship Season.

It was a good feeling, last spring when the New York Drama Critics' Circle was voting for the best play of the season, to find myself in a quandary: whether to vote for David Rabe's Sticks and Bones or Jason Miller's That Championship Season. Two good plays do not exactly constitute an embarrassment of riches. But they were both American plays; had both, thanks to Joseph Papp, made it to Broadway; and two good dramas on Broadway in one calendar year was more than we had had in some time. I have written here about Rabe's play before; now for Jason Miller's.

That Championship Season is a necessary play. In a naturalistic way it does more or less the same thing that Sticks and Bones does...

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