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Providence, Rhode Island before she sold her soul to Applegate. Joe says he will find a way to win the pennant in spite of Applegate. Joe attempts to make the best of his new life and kisses Lola. They go off to spend the evening dancing together ("Two Lost Souls"). Scenes 7, 8, 9 and 10: Outside the ballpark, Doris and Sister join a crowd waiting for tickets to the big game. Applegate has awakened and is furious with Lola. He is on his way to the game and intends to make Joe throw the game, even if he has to change him back into Joe Boyd on the field. In the dugout, Lola and Van Buren are watching the game. Joe catches the ball that wins the game as Applegate turns him back into Joe Boyd. In the corridor outside the locker room, the team is looking for Joe, who has disappeared. Scene 11: Joe Boyd has returned to Meg's house. He finds her crying on the sofa. She joyfully accepts his return. As they sit together reaffirming their feelings for each other (Reprise: "A Man Doesn't Know"), Applegate and Lola appear. Applegate tries to convince Joe to come back and lead the team to win the World Series. Joe ignores him, to Lola's delight. CAST: 18 men, 6 women, chorus. Principal Characters: Lola - a temptress Joe Hardy - a baseball player Mr Applegate - a devil Van Buren - a manager Meg Boyd - Joe's wife Rocky - a baseball player Gloria - a reporter Joe Boyd - a baseball fan FULL CAST • Doris - A friend of Meg's. She is slightly quieter and more conservative than her sister, but still outspoken. An avid baseball fan very involved in the community. ( Female, 35-45 yrs old - Range: D4 - G5 ) • Gloria Thorpe - A probing reporter whose bottom-line is a good story for her paper. Fearless and biting. ( Female, 25-35 yrs old - Range: B3 - G5 ) • Joe Boyd - A middle-aged, overweight married man who is in love with baseball, especially the Senators. ( Male, 40-50 yrs old - Range: A3 - G5 ) • Joe Hardy - The 22-year-old, home run hitting alter ego of Joe Boyd. A good guy who loves that he is living out his dream, but deeply misses the life and love he left behind. ( Male, 20-30 yrs old - Range: A3 - G5 ) • Lola - The Devil's seductress assistant. Sexy and confident. Falls in love with Joe when her usual tricks don’t work on him. Though she’s done many bad things, she is a good person deep down inside. ( Female, 25-35 yrs old - Range: F3 - G5 ) • Meg Boyd - Joe's long-suffering, but loyal wife. She is lonely and misses her husband. Decides a little white lie is worth telling to save a good person. (Female, 35-45 yrs old - Range: G3 - G5) • Mr. Applegate - The Devil in disguise as a slick salesman. A controlling, greedy smooth talker. ( Male, 40-50 yrs old - Range: A3 - G5 ) • Mr. Welch - The owner of the Senators. Believes in Joe and believes in his team. A peacekeeper between the press and the team. Protective of Joe and the boys. ( Male, 50-60 yrs old - Range: D4 - G5 ) • Rocky - A baseball player for the Washington Senators. Cocky, but a little bit dopey, too. He’s a guy’s guy. (Male, 25-35 yrs old - Range: D4 - B5 ) • Sister - A friend of Meg's and Doris’s sister. Outspoken and brash, but caring. Very involved in community activities. ( Female, 35-45 yrs old - Range: D4 - G5 )