Recurring EventEddie Frierson's MATTY: an Evening with Christy Mathewson
Eddie Frierson's MATTY: an Evening with Christy Mathewson
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Date & Time

Friday, October 29, 2021
7:30pm - 9:30pm

Saturday, October 30, 2021
2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Santa Monica Playhouse - The Other Space

1211 4th Street

Santa Monica, CA


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310.394.9779 ext 1

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Just in time for the World Series, the Santa Monica Playhouse BFF Free Festival in association with the Mathewson Foundation presents a special two-performance in-person and live-streaming home series of Eddie Frierson's widely acclaimed theatrical show. "One of the Year's Ten Best Plays!


Whether you are a baseball fan or not, Eddie Frierson's play, "MATTY: An Evening With Christy Mathewson," is a superb theatrical experience. MATTY hits a home run! — NPR "Matty" is the life story of Christy Mathewson, legendary hall-of-fame pitcher for the New York Giants (1900 to 1916), gentleman, philosopher and first true American hero who inspired a whole generation of fans to make baseball America's pastime. Besides his ballpark records, he was an author of books for boys, toured in vaudeville, made a motion picture, and was a war hero, a coach, a sports writer and very likely the first major sports figure to be a product spokesperson.


"It's 100% true that you don't have to be a baseball fan to be completely engaged by Eddie Frierson's performance. He leaves the audience with a real appreciation of Christy Mathewson, and the place and time in which he was an authentic hero. On the other hand, if you are a baseball fan, you will be amazed at how much you didn't know about "Matty," his contemporaries, and the dramatic baseball events of their time." — Bob Costas, NBC


The 6th Annual BFF Binge Fringe Festival of FREE Theatre, Oct 10 - Nov 9, offers over two dozen events thanks to generous grants from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission and Playhouse PALS.


For details, tickets, and a full list of BFF 2021 free events, please visit