Back Back Back

  • Date:
    November 1, 2008


    What the press had to say.....

    "Back Back Back,� a new play by Itamar Moses about baseball�s steroids scandal, could actually use a little juicing itself. Mr. Moses� disappointingly drama-free drama."
    Charles Isherwood
    New York Times

    "Smoothly staged by Daniel Aukin and cleanly performed by actors who convince as athletes, the story isn�t all that illuminating and too often is documentary-dry. Such dustiness doesn�t fit a drama about America�s tarnished favorite pastime and the need to succeed at any cost."
    Joe Dziemianowicz
    New York Daily News

    "No one plays king of the hill more craftily than Itamar Moses, who has made jockeying for position among high-performing males the animating subject of his best plays so far, Bach at Leipzig and The Four of Us. Maybe that�s why Back Back Back, Moses�s taut, beautifully modulated three-hander about steroid use among pro baseballers, feels like a homecoming."
    Rob Weinert-Kendt
    Time Out: New York

    "Fun, structurally clever baseball dramedy." & "Although Moses tries for (and fails at) a lot of pseudo-intellectual dazzle about tradition, history and morality, his real interest is the bounds of friendship, and that's where his play shines." & "Moses should have contented himself with the people and let history sort itself out."
    David Rooney
    Variety