Associate Professor of Theater David Wiles is a cast member of "Johnny Baseball" at Park Square Theater in St Paul. The new musical looks at life and love through the lens of America’s favorite pastime: baseball. The play is the story of Johnny O'Brien, a hard-luck right-hander on the 1919 Red Sox and traces the American institution of baseball from the "Curse of the Bambino" through the Red Sox 2004 World Series win. The playwrights have taken a few liberties with their story, bending history a bit in order to effectively tell a love story set in the backdrop of a racially integrating Major League Baseball League.
The play opened January 25 and runs through February 10. Showtimes are 7:30 pm, except for Sundays, which begin at 2:00 pm. All performances are in the company’s theater in Saint Paul’s historic Hamm Building, 20 West Seventh Place, Saint Paul Minnesota 55102.