Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)— The Illinois Theatre Center of Park Forest will open their 2007-2008 season on September 21 with Jason Miller’s That Championship Season. The play earned the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, as well as the Tony Award and New York Drama Critics Award for Best Play. Critics praised it as “the sort of play that keeps theatre nourishingly and honorably alive.”
The play is set in 1972 in a small town near Scranton, Pennsylvania, the playwright’s home town. The coach and four former players of a high school basketball team that won the interstate championship 20 years earlier are gather for a reunion. This annual event celebrates a victory “that gave a defeated town something to be proud of”.