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What Mickey Belle Isle Told You by Con Chapman


ISBN #1-60513-246-2
JAC #2005-0008


This one-act is one of three plays included in Chapman's collection Hockey Plays, also available thru JAC.


The Cast


  • KYLE



The story of one night in the life of a man named Jackie, his son Kyle, and Jackie’s friend Spider. Kyle goes off to hockey practice, leaving Jackie and Spider sitting before a television set watching a hockey game. As Jackie reminisces about the time and money he has spent as a hockey dad over the years, he reveals his dwindling hopes that Kyle will earn a scholarship or make it to the pros. Spider serves as a sounding board for Jackie’s musings, but for answers to his nagging doubts about Kyle, Jackie turns to Mickey Belle Isle, a once-prominent skater who is reduced to sharpening skates and driving a Zamboni machine in his declining years. What Mickey Belle Isle Told You is a meditation on the gap between what men are and what they wish they could have been, as expressed in their hopes for their sons.


About this Playwright

CON CHAPMAN is a Boston-area writer. He is the author of The Year of the Gerbil: How the Yankees Won (and the Red Sox Lost) the Greatest Pennant Race Ever, a history of the 1978 Red Sox season, and A View of the Charles, a novel. He has written twenty plays, including the following which have been performed, published or recognized:

  • The Little Theatre is a one-act play for middle and high school audiences that follows a group of four students as they prepare for a speech and debate tournament. It is published by Eldridge Publishing;

  • The Undertakers Club is a one-act play for middle and high school audiences about a group of adolescent outcasts who start their own student organization devoted to mortuary science. It was a finalist in the 2003 Jackie White Memorial National Children’s Play Writing Contest and is published by Brooklyn Publishers;

  • The 5:05 is a one-act depiction of an evening’s run on a Boston commuter train. It received a staged reading as part of the Boston Directors Lab 2003 New Directions Playwright Festival and was a semi-finalist at the 2002 Nantucket Short Play Competition;

  • The Picket Line, a full-length play about a labor dispute in a small Massachusetts town, received a staged reading by the Manhattan Theatre Cooperative in January of 2005;

  • The Last Day of the Mai-Tai Novelty Company is a ten-minute play about a foreclosure sale at which an old lady with her eye on a box of stuffed animals gets into a bidding war with a professional bottom-fisher. It was performed as part of Acme Theatre’s 2003 New Works Winter Festival in Maynard, Massachusetts. The Ten-Minute Workshop is a ten-minute play about ten-minute plays. It was performed at the Hovey Players 2003 Summer Shorts Festival and was the favorite comedy of “The Theater Mirror: New England’s Live Theatre Guide.” It was also performed as part of the 2004 “Buffalo Quickies Festival” at the Alleyway Theatre in Buffalo, New York.

  • Take Out the Trash is a ten-minute play about whom, as between a man and woman who share an apartment, will take out the trash. It was performed as part of the Theatre Collaborative’s 2004 Ritalin Readings and the Arlington Friends of the Drama “Short Takes Festival” in Arlington, Massachusetts.

  • Fast Nickels, a one-act play about a used car salesman, was performed as part of the New England Academy of Theatre’s 2004 Short & NEAT One Act Play Festival in New Haven, Connecticut.

  • The Hat Trick, a two-act play, received a staged reading by The New Play House in Frederick, Maryland, in December of 2004.

For a complete listing of books and plays available from Con Chapman, visit his Author Page on Amazon.com!

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