Damn Yankees hits the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, WA, Ended 20 May 2012.
Damn Yankees, a classic American musical, is a modern version of the story of Faust, the legendary sorcerer who sold his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for magical powers. Set in the 1950s, this tale focuses on Joe, a devoted baseball fan in his forties, and a mysterious figure who calls himself "Applegate." Applegate has an irresistible offer for Joe: he can be twenty-two again, join his favorite team, the Washington Senators, and become a hero by helping the Senators beat a team that then seemed invincible—the New York Yankees. Joe agrees to leave his wife and home behind, but he insists on an escape clause so that he can return.
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