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Reading the program blurb describing The Good Hustle does little to explain what it’s about. Seeing The Good Hustle is no help either.

The local duo of Megan Sekiya and Leigh Ann Parry take the audience out to the ball game, but it’s more oddball than baseball.

The pair in their smart black and grey uniforms come out running, sliding and limbering up so one will be warmed up to bring the action to a dead stop as the other explains at length the dynamics of the knuckleball.

Of course, then it is time to make real lemonade from scratch followed by a little pitch and catch and some batting practice, not with a bat but a long broom handle. Don’t ask about the mechanical arm one of the players later has attached.

The only funny bit was when the two got too frisky patting each other on the butt, otherwise The Good Hustle is disjointed, confounding and shouldn’t expect a call up to the big leagues.

— Kevin Prokosh

From the Fringe program:

Foul lines radiate from HOMEPLATE on long hot summer nights. Flattened popcorn and sunflower shells lay a SPIT-UP carpet on concrete stairs; tax-dollars lay the AstroTurf of BIG FIELDS with corporate names. Card collectors, gallant pitchers, emotionally disturbed centre fielders. Hot dogs, nostalgia, hot dog nostalgia... the theatre of BASEBALL ain't bush league, baby. Devised-comedy duo THIRD JERZY brings you an original work of athletic proportions.

Director: Leigh Anne Parry & Megan Sekiya

Cast: Leigh Anne Parry & Megan Sekiya

Recommended For: General Audience

Length: 45 mins.

Tickets: $10

Discount Tickets: $8 for Students

Warnings: None

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