Elizabeth Webb Travis Cook Austin Beck
Elizabeth Conly LisaAnne Haram
AUGUST 10 -26, 2018
Thursdays @ 7:30p
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm
Sundays @ 2pm
It is the last home stand of Theatre Arlington’s 45th Anniversary Season and we are swinging for the fences with Rebecca Gilman’s
The Sweetest Swing in Baseball.
The quirky comedy centers on successful artist Dana Fielding whose latest gallery opening does not hit a home run with the critics. Combine that self-doubt with the departure of her boyfriend, she soon finds herself in a mental institution. It is there that she finds solace in the structured days with a couple of unlikely teammates – a psychopath and an alcoholic. But when her insurance company will only pay for ten days, they cook up a scheme to outplay the health care system. Without knowing much about him, Dana takes on the personality of the bad boy of baseball, Darryl Strawberry, who also struggled with the darker side of fame, rejection by the fans. Gilman’s play reflects on how we measure success and failure, our own identity and being who you want to be.
Photos by Eric Younkin
OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION
THE OFFICIAL BAKERY OF THEATRE ARLINGTON