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HOWLING HILDA [fblike width=”200″ showfaces=”false” ]

benefiting The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

Book & Lyrics by Anne Berlin (Winner Outstanding Production of a Reading 2010; Winner Congeniality 2010; Nominated Outstanding Overall Production of a Reading 2009)

Music by Andrew Bleckner (Nominated Outstanding Production of a Reading 2009)

Music Direction by Peter Nilsen

Stage Manager is Fran Acuna-Almiron

Directed by Valentina Fratti (Winner Outstanding Production of a Reading 2010)

Featuring Mary Testa*

*Denotes member of Actors’ Equity.

Set on the eve of the Brooklyn Dodgers’ last season in New York, Howling Hilda, a solo musical, tells the story of Hilda Chester, the team’s greatest and most colorful fan. Thwarted in her dream to play baseball, she spent a lifetime cheering. Hilda became an institution at Ebbets Field, notorious for her clanging cowbells, frying pan and iron ladle.

Anne Berlin and Andrew Bleckner’s Howling Hilda premiered in the first Planet Connections Theatre Festivity in 2009, where it was nominated for Outstanding Production of a Reading. Winner Outstanding Performance of an Actress in a Reading.

After the reading, please join us in the lounge for a free reception honoring the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

Genre: Musical. Solo Performance.

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity offers its congratulations to the cast and crew for the following nominations. For more information, please visit our award nominations page at

Outstanding Direction of a Staged Reading, Congeniality Award, Outstanding Actress in a Reading

Thursday, June 16 at 2:00PM

80 minutes

at The Robert Moss Theatre 440 Lafayette Street New York, NY 10003 Located at 440 Lafayette St. between Astor Place and 4th St. and across the street from The Public Theater. Conveniently located near the N, R, W, and 6 trains.

public transportation; recycled costumes; virtual set design; laptops in place of rehearsal drafts; printing double-sided; recycled paper; rehearse in LEED environment; reusable water bottles

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