‘Satchel Paige and the Kansas City Swing’ next at Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse

Rob Karma Robinson plays the title role of Satchel Paige. — MJ Bruder Munafo

The third play of the 2014 Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse season opens with two preview nights, August 14 and 15, with the official New England Premiere opening night on Saturday, August 16. “Satchel Paige and the Kansas City Swing,” written by Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan and directed by Mr. Khan, runs Wednesdays through Saturdays through September 6.

“It’s 1947. Jackie Robinson has just integrated American baseball,” states a press release. “In his shadow, Satchel Paige and his All Stars gear up to play Bob Feller’s All Stars from the majors in a thrilling off-season match-up. Jazz fills the night, baseball the day. And America is about to experience something it’s never faced before.”

Theater: “Satchel Paige and the Kansas City Swing,” Wednesdays through Saturdays, August 14–Sept. 6, 7:30 pm, M.V. Playhouse, Vineyard Haven. $50; $40 seniors; $30 students. For more information, call 508-687-2452 or visit vineyardplayhouse.org.