MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Press Club and On The Issues with Mike Gousha will present a conversation Jan. 17 with Dick Enberg, award-winning sportscaster who wrote the play McGuire, a one man show about the Marquette University basketball legendary coach, Al McGuire.
Enberg, whom some have called the most versatile broadcaster of his era, recently retired as the voice of the San Diego Padres, wrapping up a broadcast career that spanned roughly 60 years. During that time, Enberg called the Olympics, pro football and baseball, college basketball and football, tennis, golf, and horse racing. But he’ll be in Milwaukee because of the play he wrote more than 10 years ago, McGuire. The current production features Tony Award Winner and Marquette alumnus Anthony Crivello as McGuire, and is being performed by The Milwaukee Rep to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Marquette basketball and the 40th anniversary of Marquette’s NCAA championship. Enberg and McGuire were broadcast partners and close friends. We’ll hear about their relationship, the play, and Enberg’s remarkable career during this special event, set for 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. January 17 at Marquette Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W Michigan St.
Admission is free but you must register in advance. Register: http://law.marquette.edu/current-students/issues-dick-enberg
McGuire runs from January 20 – March 19, 2017, at Stackner Cabaret. For more information about McGuire click here.