From Mike Ayalon:
Hank Nuwer has written two different versions of a play about a young man who dies in an alcohol-fueled initiation. In one version the youth is a fraternity pledge. In this play, “Death of a Rookie,” it is a freshman ballplayer who perishes. Many of the lines in the play come from Hank’s interviews with families who lost a son in a hazing incident. This play was first acted by Hank Nuwer after he was selected as an Anne Frank fellowship winner at Buffalo State College. It has been performed as a reading by Hank for athletes at the University of Cincinnati, Franklin College and at a California high school.
Watch the play below on video or you can listen to it on the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, along with some Q&A by Mike Ayalon after the conclusion. NOTE: The play can be shown for free to any school group. It also can be acted out by any high school or college team or organization–Hank Nuwer
Treasured comment from Franklin College colleague David, himself an author: