Purchase Application:

$60.00 Royalty per Performance

$20.00 Single-Use Copyright Fees

Play Features:

Read the Play
(minus the ending)
One-on-One - Playscripts, Theatre Scripts, Stage Plays


Read the Play (minus the ending)

by Edward J. Walsh & Robert Thomas Noll
A Riveting New Play
Inspired by Actual Events
6M (Less with Doubling)
Approximate Playing time:  90 Minutes

When Hiram (Sunny), a young African-American teen steps across the line and onto a “white” inner-city neighborhood basketball court, no one would have expected he could overcome the odds to form a strong bond with high school basketball star Eddie Shinski (Shins). Their friendship doesn’t sit well with Shins’ best friend, Tony, who feels threatened and left out as the two teens challenge one another to become better players before both Shins and Sunny head off to college with full rides.  Tony has talent, too, but gets increasingly sucked into a shady life through his brother, Sal, who is working his way up in the Union hall.  Nobody liked the black players shooting hoops with the white boys, especially not Sal.  He "friggin'" hated it. When Tony gets attacked and almost loses use of his arm, Sal sets him packing with a gun to protect himself with terrible consequences that forever impact the respective lifetimes of all three teens. Years later, Hiram, whose mental capacity has deteriorated, witnesses an execution on the same, now deserted basketball court where he played Shins. An award is posted for any witnesses and Hiram is about to meet up with an adult Tony and Sal’s hit-man, Yanks. $20 Single Use Copyright Fee plus $60 Royalty per Performance for Amateur Theatre.  Professional Theatre Royalties Calculated on Application. 

$60.00 Royalty per Performance
$20.00 Single-Use Copyright Fees