Bleacher Bums
(Photo: Joshua Akkerman, WJON News)

ST. CLOUD - The Pioneer Place Theatre Company of St. Cloud is opening up its 16th season with a play just in time for the end of the baseball season. Jay Terry is the director of Bleacher Bums.

"We are watching the Cubs fans watching a baseball game. All the action takes place in the bleachers of Wrigley Field," says Terry.

Bleacher Bums is a comedy that focuses on Chicago Cubs Fans watching a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals. A team that the fans really don't like.

"Zig" played by Dan Barth
(Photo: Joshua Akkerman, WJON News)

Especially the character Zig, played by Dan Barth. He describes his character as a die-hard Cubs fan.

Barth says, "He's kind of the blue collar Chicago mill worker, who lives and dies by the Cubs, has for thirty years."

During the game Zig and his wife are arguing, a part of the play that Barth says is one of his favorites.

"On this particular day his wife decides to show up at the ballpark much to his surprise," says Barth, "They argue for about half the show, and at the end there's just this lovely resolve that I think the audience is just going to get a big kick out of. I love that scene."

Zig and his wife are just a couple of characters that will entertain you throughout the entire game. A game that Barth and Terry say the audience will get to enjoy through these fans.

"This is a really unique play because it's interactive without being truly interactive. The fans are going to be drawn into Wrigley Field. They're going to actually know the play-by-play. We're going to do a true nine innings of a baseball game, all twenty-seven outs, and their going to be with us step-by-step, kind of seeing the game with out actually physically seeing it, and living it through the eyes of these fans," says Barth.
"All the excitement of the baseball game," says Terry, "all the tension building up. You really feel that when your're watching."

Bleacher Bums opens on Friday, September 12th at 7:30 p.m.

Other Show Times

Bleacher Bums
(Photo: Joshua Akkerman, WJON News)

September 13th - 7:30 p.m.
September 14th - 2:00 p.m.
September 18th - 7:30 p.m.
September 19th - 7:30 p.m.
September 20th - 7:30 p.m.
September 21st - 2:00 p.m.
September 25th - 7:30 p.m.
September 26th - 7:30 p.m.
September 27th - 7:30 p.m.
September 28th -  2:00 p.m.