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St. Francis to perform Damn Yankees

The St. Francis High School Players, directed by Fr. Mark David Skura, will present “Damn Yankees” in the Alumni Hall Theatre with performances at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 16 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 17. Tickets are $10 and are available for purchase online at the St. Francis website, or in the main office of St. Francis High School during regular school hours.

Damn Yankees is based on the book by George Abbott (see Out of the Past) and Douglass Wallop. The music and lyrics are by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. Faust meets professional baseball in the Broadway classic “Damn Yankees.”

Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd trades his soul to the Devil, also known as Mr. Applegate, for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. As young baseball sensation Joe Hardy, he transforms the hapless Washington Senators into a winning team, only to realize the true worth of the life he’s left behind. Joe ultimately outsmarts Applegate, returns to his former self, and shepherds the Senators to the World Series.

The cast includes:

Joe Boyd - Ryan Fishback , Meg Boyd - Emily Tharnish, Mr. Applegate - Kerrick Woyshner, Sister - Kaitlin Howard, Doris - Abbey Smolinski and Joe Hardy - Michael Maroney.

For more information contact St. Francis High School at 627-1200.

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