Fred Fallon is in trouble. Newly retired and aspiring to write his first novel, Fred is exasperated by the loud racket issuing forth from his new neighbors’ backyard play of the game that is all the rage — pickleball. Fred’s only relief from work on his novel — which is shaping up to be the longest book ever written — is his weekly stint as a DJ at the local community radio station and providing intermittent unwanted songwriting advice to Sue. Fred’s neighbors only add to his creative and spousal woes against a backdrop of pickleball, the sport taking not just the U.S. but the entire world by storm.  Is pickleball just a fun fitness fad, or is something more sinister at play?  Something with geo-political consequences?

Robin Bloodworth *

Fred Fallon

Kathy McCafferty *

K.A. Bottoms

Kelly Christopher *

Sue Fallon

Tatiana Chavez *

Tina Mae Perks

Dennis Cunningham


Kevin Rice


Daisy Walker


Dan Lombardo


Rebecca Berger *

Production Stage Manager

Payton Gunner *

Assistant Stage Manager

Justin Lahue

Scenic Designer

Jennifer Spagone

Costume Designer

Patricia M. Nichols

Lighting Designer

Grace Oberhofer

Sound Designer

* Appearing through an agreement between this theater and the Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.
The Lighting Designer of this production is represented by United Scenic Artists, Local USA-829 of the IATSE.
Robin Bloodworth and Kelly Christopher in THE PICKLEBALL WARS (photo: Michael & Suz Karchmer)
Kathy McCafferty and Tatiana Chavez in THE PICKLEBALL WARS (photo: Michael & Suz Karchmer)


World Premiere

by Kevin Rice
directed by Daisy Walker

August 11 – September 9, 2023 | previews August 9 and 10, 2023

Running Time: 1 Hour 45 Minutes including one intermission