|by Allen Meyer and Michael
A play in two acts
leisurely, and inevitably moving"
"Humor as direct
and as open as a laughing face"
"A perfect family
show, instructive, fun, and never condescending"
|Starting at a small, non-Equity theatre company in Chicago, The Signal Season of Dummy Hoy was swept to an off-Broadway production and has subsequently been produced another half dozen times around the country. Along the way, Dummy Hoy was a publicity magnet and the subject of features in such diverse media outlets as The New York Times, CNN, NBC's This Week in Baseball, the Chicago Sun-Times, the San Francisco Examiner, and Sports Illustrated, to name a few. From coast to coast, The Signal Season of Dummy Hoy has been enthusiastically received by audiences: deaf and hearing, baseball fans and not.|
E. "Dummy" Hoy played in all four major leagues
during his career, from 1886 to 1903. His stats
were great. (He's one of only three
outfielders in history to throw three
men out at the plate in one game.) But that's
not the most intriguing thing about him. A deaf man, by
most accounts Dummy Hoy was also responsible for baseball
umpires' use of hand signals to call balls
Allen Meyer and Michael Nowak have fashioned the legend of Dummy Hoy into a funny, moving, and irresistibly intelligent play, with the first lead role for a deaf male actor in theatre history.
Links to Information about William Ellsworth "Dummy" Hoy