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Theo Fleury Play Will Be A Lot Like ‘Rochelle, Rochelle’ Only Without Bette Midler

A stage play based upon former-NHL- star-turned-tortured-drug-and-alcohol-abusing-soul Theo Fleury’s life with source information culled from his autobiography Playing With Fire, is currently in development and will be put on by Alberta Theatre Workshops. It even has a catchy name: Don’t Quit Before The Miracle. That’s a good enough title and all, but in light of his problems with drugs and alcohol and the claim he made in his book alleging that he had been sexually abused by junior hockey coach Graham James, I would have went with Theo, Theo: A Young Man’s Drunken, Erotic Journey From Oxbow to the NHL.

It’s catchier, you see.

Fleury considered playing himself in stage play [Yahoo!/AP]