Play Like A Winner

Book and Lyrics by Erik Johnke; Music by David Wolfson

Play Like A Winner

at Peter Jay Sharp Theater  [map]

  • Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 10:30 am
  • Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 1:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 5:30 pm
  • Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 9:00 pm

How far would you go for your child?

In the fiercely competitive world of girls’ soccer, how far would you go for your child? PLAY LIKE A WINNER is a satire of the soccer mom world based upon the award-winning play All About the Kids by Caytha Jentis. At curtain, Coach Nick lies dead on center stage, impaled by a corner flag, while a chorus of soccer players sings in his honor. Kathy, a soccer mom, steps forward to tell us the story of how all this began…

Erik Johnke

Erik Johnke (Book & Lyrics)

Erik Johnke is a playwright, lyricist, and poet. Plays and musicals include GOD'S COUNTRY (music by Elaine Chelton), produced at NYMF in 2013, CAT: ADVENTURES OF A CATERPILLAR (music by David Wolfson), a finalist in the National Children’s Theater Festival, THE BODY POLITIC produced at manhattantheatresource, PARTITION, a semifinalist for the Princess Grace Award, REBOOT, a finalist for the National Ten-Minute Play Contest, and produced at The Heartland Theatre Company. MFA Goddard College. Member, BMI Librettist Workshop.  

David Wolfson

David Wolfson (Music)

David Wolfson is enjoying an eclectic career, having composed opera, musical theatre, touring children’s musicals, and incidental music for plays; choral music, band music, orchestral music, chamber music, art songs, and music for solo piano; comedy songs, cabaret songs and one memorable score for an amusement park big-headed-costumed-character show. His CD Seventeen Windows is available from Albany Records, iTunes and For more information:

Caytha Jentis

Caytha Jentis (Playwright)

Caytha Jentis is an independent filmmaker. Her current project is a comedic series called THE OTHER F WORD. The cast includes Steve Guttenberg and Judy Gold. Jentis' features include BAD PARENTS starring Janeane Garofalo and Cheri Oteri, based on her award-winning stage play, IT 'S ALL ABOUT THE KIDS, and AND THEN CAME LOVE starring Vanessa Williams and Eartha Kitt. She has an MFA from UCLA in screenwriting and a BS in TV/Film from Syracuse University.

Kevin Connors

Kevin Connors (Director)

Kevin Connors (Director) - Off-Broadway - PRIME TIME PROPHET, JUKEBOX SATURDAY NIGHT, THE ABANDONED LOVES OF FREDERICK R., LIFE ANONYMOUS, LOVER, BABES OFF BROADWAY, and MOTHERS AND SONS. Composer/ Lyricist for numerous musicals, including A CHRISTMAS CAROL: A LIVE RADIO PLAY published by Co-Founder/Artistic Director of Music Theatre of Connecticut where he has directed more than 60 award-winning AEA MainStage productions including NEXT TO NORMAL, THE FANTASTICKS, EDGES, JOHN & JEN, DOUBT, EVITA, MASTER CLASS, and LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS.

Starlet Jacobs

Starlet Jacobs (Scenic Designer)

Previous credits include WHITE CHRISTMAS (Arts Center-Coastal Carolina), BELL, BOOK, & CANDLE (Naples Players), A SCYTHE OF TIME (NYMF), DISASTER! (Associate, Broadway), BRIGHT STAR (Associate, Old Globe), and SECONDHAND LION (Associate, 5th Avenue). Scarlet has art directed on Saturday Night Live!, The Tonight Show, Huffington Post Live, on several web series and commercials, and on comedy specials for Netflix and EPIX. She received an MFA in Scenic Design from UCLA, and a BA in Music and Art from the University of Washington.

Michael Blagys (Lighting Designer)

Michael is truly excited to be joining Director, Kevin Connors, at the 2107 New York Musical Festival. Michael is a Connecticut-based Lighting Designer who has created designs for over 45 productions (straight plays to large-scale musicals) in 18 venues and 7 different states. Michael holds an MFA degree from UMASS Amherst and a B.A. in Theater Arts from Le Moyne College.