BELLEVUE - Some baseball fans would do anything to arrange for their favorite team to beat the New York Yankees in the baseball pennant race. That is the premise of "Damn Yankees," to be presented at Bellevue Society for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and May 18 and 19 with a matinee at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Shows are in Hirt Theatre, 205 Maple St., Bellevue.
Faust meets professional baseball in this Broadway classic based on the novel, "The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant" by Douglass Wallop. Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd trades his soul to the devil - the charming but devious Mr. Applegate - for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the Yankees.
Cast members rehearse for “Damn Yankees” at Bellevue Society for the Arts.
As young baseball sensation Joe Hardy, Boyd transforms the hapless Washington Senators into a winning team, only to realize the true worth of the life and wife he has left behind. With the help of a handy escape clause and a guilt-ridden temptress named Lola, Joe outsmarts Applegate, returns to his former self and shepherds the Senators to the World Series.
The cast includes actors from Bellevue, Clyde, Fremont, Norwalk, Sandusky and Van Buren.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for students. Call (419) 484-2787 for reservations.