Spring is here, which means it's time to break out the pine tar, the cleats, and the Cracker Jack for another season of theater. Celebrate America's other national pastime with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a ticket to the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's production of The Sweetest Swing in Baseball (a $40 value). This Groupon is good for one Section A ticket ($38 plus tax) to one show during the show's entire run, which is April 15–May 2. Showtimes vary by day.
The Sweetest Swing in Baseball, written by acclaimed playwright Rebecca Gilman, is the story of Dana, a heralded artist who checks into a mental ward after a disastrous gallery opening. Happy at the hospital but running out of insurance, Dana cooks up an elaborate scheme to pretend that she thinks she is actually baseball legend Darryl Strawberry so that she can stay in the mental ward. The Sweetest Swing in Baseball is directed by Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's producing artistic director, C. Michael Wright. Despite rave reviews for his work as Guildenstern to Dwight Gooden's Rosencrantz in a recent West End production of Hamlet, Darryl Strawberry himself will not be appearing in this show.
The Sweetest Swing in Baseball is playing at the Cabot Theatre, a 360-seat venue modeled after an 18th-century European opera house, but without that era's non-stop "Age of Enlightenment" babble. Check out Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's nifty study guide for information on the show, as well as questions to consider before and after the play. Get your Groupon and call the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre to reserve a sweet seat for The Sweetest Swing in Baseball.
Reviews for The Sweetest Swing in Baseball will have to wait, but take a look at what the ThirdCoast Digest had to say about the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's recent performance of Around the World in 80 Days:
- When I saw it as a child it piqued my world curiosity and eventually culminated in my own around-the-world trip that lasted 20 years. Even with my own particular expectations, seeing Around the World in 80 Days on the Cabot Theatre stage came with a wonderful sense of deja-vu. – Paul Masterson, ThirdCoast Digest
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