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Ennis play swings for the fences

The Ennis Public Theatre hit one out of the park when they performed their latest play, “Damn Yankees,” to a full house on opening night.
“Damn Yankees” is a musical about Joe Boyd, a middle-aged fan of the Washington Senators, who wishes he could help his luckless team beat the New York Yankees. Suddenly, the devil (disguised as a sly salesman named Applegate) appears and offers Joe a chance to turn into an able-bodied young slugger named Joe Hardy.
However, Joe must give Applegate his soul and leave his beloved wife, Meg. Joe agrees, but being a real estate agent, insists on an escape clause. If he wants to go back to his former life, he can do so only on or before September 24. Joe tries out for the Senators, and quickly becomes a star.
Bill Rhoten emulates a middle-aged baseball fan accurately as Joe Boyd. Rhoten is well versed in all aspects of theater. Not only can he sing and act, but he also figured out the logistics of getting the 26-member cast on and off the stage at different intervals. His impressive directing skills are apparent.

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