Northwest NEWS

May 7, 2001


Off the Wall Theatre presents 'Damn Yankees'

Monroe's Off the Wall Theatre is presenting the delightful musical comedy Damn Yankees, about a man so crazy about baseball he makes a deal with the devil for a chance to help his favorite team beat the Yankees and win the Pennant.
   Middle-aged couch potato Joe Boyd (played by Steve Frost) is transformed into Joe Hardy (portrayed by Tim Thomas), a baseball star of such talent he could put A-Rod to shame.The question is whether Joe can manage to fulfill the dream of leading his team to victory and still escape paying with his soul.
   Off the Wall has assembled a terrific cast for Damn Yankees. A cast of more than 25 players brings this musical comedy to life with a vitality you won't soon forget.
   Damn Yankees runs May 5 through May 19, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays, May 6 and 13, at 2 p.m., at Frank Wagner Memorial Auditorium, 639 West Main Street in downtown Monroe. Adults are $9, students and seniors $7. Call (360) 863-1663 for reservations. Advance tickets are available at Fiddler's Bluff Coffee Company in Monroe, or at the theatre one-half hour before curtain.