Mary Catherine Burke directed the hour-long piece by Boocock, who was half of the popular downtown comedy act Premium Bob in the 1990s. In House of Baseball, Boocock takes a look at the sad state of American politics through the prism of another great, if floundering U.S. institution: baseball. By examining the careers and personalities of such figures as Pete Rose, Reggie Jackson, Jason Giambi, Darryl Strawberry, Dwight Gooden, and even the 1970s wife-swapping Yankee pitchers Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich, he attempts to discover the character of the American populace—the good, the bad and the ugly. The evening is broken up by bits of "movement based physical comedy."
The run lasts until July 23 in the Flea's intimate Downstairs space. Shows are at 9 PM.