October 8, 2009 (CHICAGO) --
It's a role that's hardly a stretch for ABC7's Mark Giangreco, who appears as a sportscaster in the film "Dear Mr. Fidrych."Giangreco plays Bert Vespucci, a 1970s sportscaster, in the film, a coming of age story where a 12-year-old Marty Fidrych is motivated by the success of the Tiger's Mark 'The Bird' Fidrych. The movie also pictures Marty Jones as an adult experiencing a midlife slump who takes his son on a search for Fidrych.
You can get a glimpse of Giangreco in the movie trailer at dearmrfidrych.com.
The play was written and directed by Chicagoan Mike Cramer. It has been playing in the film festival circuit and won Best Director at the 2009 Detroit-Windsor International Film Festival and Best Feature at Ferndale (Michigan) Film Festival.
The show is playing at Classic Cinemas Lake Theatre Thursday night. It is sold out.