ARTS Pick: The Sweetest Swing in Baseball

UVA alum and award-winning playwright Rebecca Gilman penned The Sweetest Swing in Baseball. Starring Dana Colagiovanni (pictured), the comedic drama plays at the Helms Theatre through October 30. Photo: Michael Bailey UVA alum and award-winning playwright Rebecca Gilman penned The Sweetest Swing in Baseball. Starring Dana Colagiovanni (pictured), the comedic drama plays at the Helms Theatre through October 30. Photo: Michael Bailey

An outlandish collision between baseball, fine art and mental illness takes the stage in UVA Drama’s production of The Sweetest Swing in Baseball. When painter Dana Fielding’s life implodes, she’s admitted to a psychiatric hospital for a brief respite and finds it’s not covered by her insurance. She attempts to outplay the health care system by assuming the identity of major league baseball player Darryl Strawberry to prolong her stay and get medical coverage.

Through 10/30. $8-14, 8pm. Helms Theater, 109 Culbreth Rd. 924-3376.

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