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'Damn Yankees' Begins Tonight & Runs Through Sunday

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Tickets are still available for Damn Yankees!

Park & Recreation’s Clinton Family Theatre will open their 2012 season with the performance of Damn Yankees directed by John Lampe.

Performances for Damn Yankees are scheduled for July 12, 13, and 14 at 8:00pm and July 15 at 2:30pm.

All performances will take place at Clinton’s Andrews Memorial Town, 54 East Main Street, Clinton, CT.  All tickets are reserved for $15.  Tickets can be ordered by calling our ticket line at 860-664-6547 or by emailing us at cftheatre@comcast.net.

Damn Yankees is a great story with wonderful music. It is a story of love, self-discovery and baseball. Set in the nostalgic 1950s, Damn Yankees is thought-provoking and moving.

The story centers around middle-aged real estate agent Joe Boyd who has two great loves in his life – his devoted wife, Meg, and his favorite baseball team, the Washington Senators. Joe never loses faith in his Senators, even though they are in last place and they are always crushed by the New York Yankees.

Furious after another loss, Joe says he would, “sell his soul” for one long-ball hitter. Coincidentally at that moment an ominous character "Mr. Applegate" appears and offers Joe an opportunity of a lifetime.  Joe is given a chance to become the one to lead the Senators to victory – but it comes at a huge price. The audience then wonders if Joe will accept such an offer or remain home in the world he knows so well.

Applegate assures Joe that his beloved team The Washington Senators will be victorious and that Hardy is the player who can make it all possible. Applegate reminds Joe though that such a wish comes at a high cost.

Highlighted throughout the show Damn Yankees are the loveable Washington Senators. While the Washington Senators are a great group of guys they are certainly not the best baseball players. They are more concerned with selling insurance, completing the crossword puzzle and thinking about a night out on the town.  Their baseball skills leave much to be desired – but these goofy guys prove to be loveable characters.

Don’t miss this ‘devilishly fun’ story.

Clinton Family Theatre is so exciting to have a great cast.  Many old time favorites are returning to the stage this year:  Carl Calhoun,  Jennifer Russo,  Mark Williams, Mike Zumpano, Christine Noonan, Peggie O’Donnell, Sam Sarkisian, Shelby Marnett, Regina Wohlke, Richard Free and Spencer Gilbert.  We are also glad to welcome new to our stage Mark Zumpano, Jadan Washington, Ray Smith, and Clinton School Superintendent, Jack Cross.

We also have a talented ensemble of both returning favorites and exciting newcomers. Get your tickets now while good seating is still available.

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