"Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. And dance. Dance like nobody's watching."

ARTISTIC TEAM

Director... Don Toner

Set Designer... Mike Toner

Costume Designer... Buffy Manners

Lighting Design... Don Day

Sound Designer... Joel Mercado-See

SATCHEL PAIGE AND THE KANSAS

CITY SWING

by

Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan

directed by Producing Artistic Director

Don Toner

February 12 - March 6, 2016

SYNOPSIS

A jazz-infused story of passion and perserverance, Satchel Paige and the Kansas City Swing paints a vivid picture of America on the brink of great change. In the 1947 Negro Leagues, Satchel Paige is the king of baseball: an ace pitcher. But as Jackie Robinson wraps up his first historic season in the majors, Paige finds his own fame eclipsed and his desire for greater respect increasingly frustrated by the barriers all around him. 

After a game between Paige's all-stars and Bob Feller's barnstormers gets rained out, the traveling teams must board up at Mrs. Hopkins' guesthouse for the night. The storm rages on, romance forms, and rivalry soon erupts. Satchel Paige and the Kansas City Swing is appropriate for adults and older teenage audiences. Though set in a boarding house, the show features baseball players who employ some locker-room behavior, including strong adult language and heightened tempers.

COMPANY MEMBERS

Stephen Mercantel

Jason Newman

with

Marc Pouhé*, Patrick Gathron, Billy Harden, Robert King Jr., Deja Morgan, and Carla Nickerson*

*Member Actors Equity Association

REVIEWS

"Austin Playhouse’s production allows for some talented actors to hit one out of the park." - Austin American-Statesman

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"A fun, but informative look at the era, with a handful of polished performances from performers both old and new." -  Austin Theater Examiner

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"A strong production for the win..." -  Austin Chronicle

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