Kukoc and Pippen

Kukoc and Pippen is: Scott Goldstein Mary Catherine Curran

Show Date: 8/13
Show Time: 8PM
Theater: Jason Chin Harold Cabaret
**Included in Festival Pass and with 8/13 Nightly Pass

There were 1.8 seconds on the clock, and the score was tied, when Phil Jackson had to draw up a play to beat the New York Knicks in game 3 of the 1994 NBA Eastern Conference Finals. With Michael Jordan playing Minor League Baseball, everyone expected him to turn to Scottie Pippen, but instead, the Zen Guru drew up the play for Toni Kukoc. Scottie sat on the bench, refusing to re-enter the game while Kukoc hit the shot. Phil Jackson was known for giving books to his players on road trips, to help them broaden their minds, and hopefully become stronger teammates. That night he gave Toni and Scottie a copy of "Truth in Comedy," and the two embarked on an unlikely improvisational journey to improve their teamwork. Of course, as we all know, they went on to win three NBA championships together based on the "Yes, And" exercises they learned in the book. Now Scottie (Mary Catherine Curran) and Toni (Scott Goldstein) take the audience with them on a journey as they take a suggestion, improvising characters and relationships that have nothing to do with the world of basketball*, and everything to do with the human experience.

*most of the time

Kukoc and Pippen is:

  • Scott Goldstein

  • Mary Catherine Curran