Caribbean Community Theatre continues its 38th season with The Sweetest Swing in Baseball, a comedy by Rebecca Gilman (May 5 – 14, 2023)..
Denise Blanchette directs the cast of Christina Frederick Gasperi, Megan Grant, Tom Guthrie, Kelly Pugh, and Robert L. Reffell.
There are six performances over two weekends of The Sweetest Swing in Baseball at CCT: May 5, 6, 12 & 13, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, and two Sunday matinee performances at 4 PM on May 7 & 14, 2023.
“In The Sweetest Swing in Baseball, an artist named Dana Fielding is suffering from a slump in both her career and her personal life. After a disastrous gallery showing, her paranoia and depression send her boyfriend packing.
When Fielding attempts suicide, she lands in a mental ward and finds she enjoys the structure of the days. But when she learns her health insurance will pay for only a 10-day stay, she cooks up a scheme with two fellow patients to fool the doctors into believing she’s psychotic. Without knowing much about him, she takes on the personality of troubled baseball star Darryl Strawberry. Known for having the ‘sweetest swing in baseball,’ Strawberry also struggled with … the darker side of fame, including rejection by fans and the effort to make a comeback … When Dana chats with fellow patients Michael, an alcoholic, and Gary, a stalker, the dialogue here is hilarious as Dana instructs a would-be killer on drawing negative space and the two men coach her on Strawberry’s stats.” –The Boston Herald
Tickets are $20 for adults, with discounts for seniors, students and CCT members, and may be purchased (for cash only) at the CCT box office prior to each show, which opens 45 minutes before curtain. For reservations, email: email@example.com. For more information or directions to CCT, visit our website: www.cct.vi.
This play is not recommended for children under age 15 due to adult content and language. Performances are held at the Caribbean Community Theatre at #18 Estate Orange Grove in Christiansted, St. Croix.
CCT productions are jointly supported by a grant from the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. This show is also co-sponsored by Christiansted Apothecary Hall, Island Delivery Service, J. Benton Construction, Marshall & Sterling Insurance, Team Consultants, Crucian Gold, and Caledonia Communication Corporation.
Masks are no longer required for entry to CCT but are highly recommended for use during the show and throughout the theater. Please cooperate in our continued attempts to stay safe and healthy by washing your hands and practicing social distancing.
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