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Curtain call: Bo Eason's "Runt of the Litter" coming to San Antonio

By APRILL BRANDON
Jan. 24, 2011 at 6:02 p.m.
Updated Jan. 25, 2011 at 7:26 p.m.

Bo Eason's "Runt of the Litter" is coming to San Antonio  on Saturday for a one-night-only performance at the   Magik Theatre.

SHOWS IN THE REGION

SAN ANTONIO

"All Good Things"

Through Feb. 12 at The Overtime Theater

"Runt of the Litter"

Saturday at Magik Theatre

HOUSTON

"Billy Elliot"

Feb. 23-March 13 at Hobby Center

"Cats"

April 12-17 at Hobby Center

AUSTIN

FronteraFest 2011

Through Feb. 12 at various venues

BY APRILL BRANDON

ABRANDON@VICAD.COM

It's not often that you hear of a former NFL player successfully transitioning to a career of playwright and performer. Or, well, ever really. But, then again, it's not often that a guy like Bo Eason comes along.

Even from an early age, Eason was never one to let anyone tell him what was or wasn't possible. His one-man play, "Runt of the Litter," tells the true-life story of how Eason fought his way to the NFL despite his small size and how, once he retired, he used that same determination to become a writer and performer, according to Eason's website, www.boeason.com.

Coming out of high school, Eason was passed over by every college in the country. After two days of football practice at a small Division II college, he was sent home. But that didn't stop him from showing up at practice every day, which eventually earned him a spot on the team, according to the website. Four years later he was chosen in the 1984 NFL Draft and went on to play for the Houston Oilers.

Soon after retiring from the NFL, he wrote "Runt of the Litter," which opened to rave reviews. Eason is currently adapting the play for the big screen, according to the website.

On Saturday, Eason will be giving a one-night only performance of "Runt of the Litter" at the Magik Theatre in San Antonio.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors/military/students and $8 for children under 17. Tickets can be purchased by calling 210-227-2751 or online at www.magiktheatre.org. Proceeds will benefit The Magik Theatre's Tickets to Literacy Program, which underwrites ticket costs for underserved schoolchildren in San Antonio and South/Central Texas.

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