“Tommy and Me” comes home to Hershey, the birthplace of the friendship between McDonald and Didinger. The autobiographical show recounts a seminal time in Didinger’s life when he helped McDonald get into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The famously tough wide receiver played on the Philadelphia Eagles from 1957 to 1964, when the team held its summer training camp in Hershey. Didinger and his family attended the practices and Didinger, then in grammar school, carried the star receiver’s helmet to and from the practice field.
“Tommy and Me” debuted in Philadelphia in 2016, with subsequent performances in Media, Delaware County, Wilmington and Bucks County. This is the first time Didinger, who wrote the play, and director Joe Canuso will bring “Tommy and Me” to Central Pennsylvania. The show includes a talkback with the playwright and director after each performance.
Talkback Special Guests:
Ross Tucker on August 18
Dennis Owens on August 19
Ernie Accorsi on August 20