That Championship Season by Jason Miller (1973): Chosen by Committee episode 48

Basketball, bigotry, and unfulfilled promise collide in Jason Miller’s look at five denizens of Scranton, Pennsylvania. The winner of the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, That Championship Season is the subject of this episode of Chosen by Committee, wherein Josh and Chris and John talk about sports and about how a play can be interesting as a historical document but still be a bad play.

Interesting tidbit: the playwright was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Father Damien Karras in the 1973 horror film The Exorcist, a role he reprised in The Exorcist III.

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