August 18 – September 27 | The Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center
A League of Their Own meets The Crucible in this big, new comedy
inspired by a true Seattle story
When beloved gay softball league favorites the Seattle Fireflies go up against the champion San Francisco Hornets, an all-American pastime becomes an impromptu inquisition as one team halts the game to accuse their opponent of having too many “straight ringers” on their roster.
Veteran Seattle director Rosa Joshi helms this big, new comedy in the tradition of Intiman hit plays Miracle! and Stu for Silverton – featuring a big, talented cast of 18 local actors including festival veterans Adam Standley and Charles Leggett, and other well-known Seattle artists like Reginald André Jackson and Chris Ensweiler.
Running time for John Baxter is a Switch Hitter is approximately 2 hours, including one intermission.
$20 tickets available for many patrons!
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John Baxter is a Switch Hitter is performed by members of the Intiman Theatre Festival repertory company, featuring festival veterans
Adam Standley (Angels in America, Trouble in Mind) and
Charles Leggett (Angels in America, Stu for Silverton), alongside a host of festival newcomers, including
Reginald André Jackson (All the Way, Seattle Repertory Theatre; The Mountaintop, ArtsWest) and
Isaiah Johnson (Broadway: Peter and the Starcatcher, The Merchant of Venice; Off-Broadway: The Winter’s Tale).
|Moises Castro||Alex / Office Guy 3|
|Chris Ensweiler*||Neil / Steven|
|Meme Garcia||Morgan / Mascot / Others|
|Reginald André Jackson*||Tim / Office Guy 2|
|Isaiah Johnson*||Mike / Office Guy 4|
|Rafael Molina||Dan Instructor / Others|
|Michael Place*||Carl / Brad / Office Guy|
|Riley Shanahan||John Baxter|
|Jasmine Jean Sim||Rose / Others|
|Adam Standley*||Lyle Webb|
* denotes a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
John Baxter is directed by Rosa Joshi, a veteran Seattle-based director whose local credits include Life of Galileo (Strawberry Theatre Workshop); Fen (New City Theater); and Richard II (Seattle Shakespeare Company); and co-written by Ana Brown and Intiman Producing Artistic Director Andrew Russell.
Brown is a Seattle-based screenwriter who has collaborated with Steven Schardt (Your Sister’s Sister, Touchy Feely) and Alexis Ferris (Zoo, Police Beat); she is also a community activist and winner of the Seattle 2006 Mayor’s Citizenship Award.
|Writers||Ana Brown & Andrew Russell|
|Scenic Designer||Jared A. Roberts|
|Costume Designer||Melanie Taylor Burgess|
|Lighting Designer||Robert J. Aguilar|
|Sound Designer||Matt Starritt|
|Softball Coach||Alex Garnett|
|Fight Director||Peter Dylan O’Connor|
|Associate Lighting Designer||Bob Franklin|
|Assistant Directors||Michael Notestine & Erin Murray|
|Assistant Costume Designer||Kelly McDonald|