There might not be any crying in baseball, but there’s plenty of drinking on a Scripts Gone Wild stage, as their latest sold-out reading of Batman ’66 can attest. Up next, ‘L.A.’s best-kept secret’ is tackling Penny Marshall’s 1992 baseball classic, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN, which starred Geena Davis, Madonna, Tom Hanks, and Rosie O’Donnell. Featuring a predominately female cast of readers, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN looks to continue the fun they started with their (mostly) all-female reading of Showgirls at Fantastic Fest in Austin.
Headlining the read, in the role of “Dottie Hinson”, is the great Rhea Seehorn, best known for her role as “Kim Wexler” on the hit AMC series, Better Call Saul. Seehorn is also known for her roles on the series’, Franklin and Bash and Whitney. “A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN is all about strong, powerful, vulnerable, and accomplished women,” said Scripts Gone Wild founder, Billy Ray Brewton. “It’s hard to imagine anyone encapsulating those traits better than Rhea Seehorn, the beating heart of Better Call Saul.”
But, just like a baseball team – it takes more than one person to make it happen. Joining Seehorn is a ragtag mix of Scripts Gone Wild alums and promising rookies:
Erin Cummings – Popular television actress known for her roles in: Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Detroit 1-8-7; Dante’s Cover, Dollhouse, and The Astronaut Wives Club.
Tiffany Shepis – Beloved genre actress and ‘Scream Queen’ best known for: Scarecrow, Tromeo & Juliet, Abominable, Nightmare Man, and Sharknado 2: The Second One.
Guinevere Turner – Award-winning screenwriter known for American Psycho, The Notorious Bettie Page and Charlies Says; actress, The Watermelon Woman, Go Fish.
The charity for this read is FAIR FIGHT. Founded by universal badass, Stacey Abrams, Fair Fight promotes fair elections in Georgia and around the country, encourages voter participation in elections, and educates voters about elections and their voting rights. Fair Fight brings awareness to the public on election reform, advocates for election reform at all levels, and engages in other voter education programs and communications.
Helping keep the Scripts Gone Wild readers liver-deep in booze is their 2020 alcohol sponsors: GOLDEN ROAD BREWING, L.A.’s most popular brewery whose fruit-infused beers have become staples across the area; and SESPE CREEK DISTILLERY, an up-and-coming small batch distillery whose bourbons and vodkas are almost too good to be true. “Without our sponsors, we’d be toast,” said Brewton. “And, for 2020, we’ve really partnered with some incredible businesses who deserve all the support you can give them!”
Founded in 2016 at the Chattanooga Film Festival, Scripts Gone Wild is a monthly script reading series where a group of suspecting celebs, filmmakers, and influencers are taken – a movie script and alcohol put in their hands – and chaos ensues! It’s a drinking game – any time a reader flubs a line, misses their cue – THEY DRINK! The audience even gets in on the action by choosing ‘trigger words’ that only increase the likelihood of the evening getting, well…’wild’. Previous readers have included: Joel McHale (Community), Perez Hilton, Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead), Tracie Thoms (Cold Case, Wonderfalls), and Tom Kenny (the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants).
SCRIPTS GONE WILD – A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN takes place Thursday April 30th at 7:30pm at El Cid on Sunset located at 4212 Sunset Blvd. Tickets are $20 for VIP Seating and $10 for General Admission. Proceeds will benefit Fair Fight. For more information about Scripts Gone Wild, or to purchase tickets, visit www.scriptsgonewild.com.