Folks in Westchester, NY, who want to see an Old Man in A Baseball Cap have two options. Head to the Bronx and comb the Yankee stadium bleachers, or go to the Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck Apr. 29.
You're much better off doing the second, because you'll be catching Fred Rochlin's acclaimed solo, Old Man in a Baseball Cap, covering his life as a World War II fighter pilot.
Young "Rockets" was stationed in Italy and at one point had to parachute from his bomber into enemy territory. The 400-kilometer, 31-day trek saw Rochlin developing a relationship with his local guide, who yearns for a rich American husband. Another true sequence recalls Rockets delivering a baby by Caesarean section only hours before being given orders to bomb a Hungarian village that was, mistakenly, thought to be a military target.
The 74-year-old Rochlin has already performed Baseball Cap at the Actors Theatre of Louisville's Flying Solo Festival and Sacramento's B Street Theatre.
For tickets ($15-$20) to the one-night-only presentation of Old Man in a Baseball Cap at the Emelin Theatre on Library Lane, call (914) 698-0098. -- By David Lefkowitz