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Dennis West as Babe Ruth

Flower and Bone Productions

A theatrical production company

Photo by Lidija Hauck

SULTAN OF SWAT: The Babe Ruth You Don't Know

A one-man play written and performed by Dennis West and directed by Rick Huff


A one-man play revealing the man behind the iconic 20th Century baseball star. Babe Ruth--the man whose life off the ball field was as exciting and dynamic as his play on the field.


 If Babe were a young boy today he would be diagnosed as ADHD. He was a good man and a bad man. His life was a series of excesses, yet he was and is still loved by millions even beyond his untimely death in 1948. 


The play allows Babe to come back and share stories of his life that were never reported during his lifetime.


This is a family-friendly play. A 10-year-old Little Leaguer and his/her great-grandfather can share laughter and tears together.


For schedule and ticket information, see Schedule .

Flower and Bone Productions

Flower and Bone Productions was originally formed to produce one-actor plays and present them in communities in surrounding states. 


Flower and Bone Productions produces theatrical performances for the benefit of the community.

The specific objectives and purpose of this organization are:

   a. To produce theatrical productions, including full-length and short plays, workshops, and play festivals.

   b. To advertise and otherwise market such productions.

   c. To provide assistance to playwrights, actors, producers, and directors in production and marketing.


Available for production at your theater:

SULTAN OF SWAT: The Babe Ruth You Don't Know  is a complete turn-key production which includes:


Transportation of the set, props, costumes and recorded sound to your theater; set-up and strike.


Compensation: To be negotiated


Your theater will provide:  A board operator, stage manager, publicity and box office support. One day of tech prior to opening.

(Painting by Cheryl Hicks)

Dennis West
Dennis West
Co-Producer; Playwright; Actor

DENNIS WEST is a playwright and works as a volunteer in set construction; he was trained in that area by set designer and master carpenter Robert Cooper at the Renaissance Center in Dickson, TN. He moved to New Mexico in 2015.

   He also works as an actor in theater, commercials, and film/television. Favorite roles include Grampa Joad in The Grapes of Wrath, Candy in Of Mice and Men, Sheriff Heck Tate in To Kill a Mockingbird, and H.C. (Pop) Curry in The Rainmaker. He co-starred in the short film Final Judgment. For Dennis' full resume see www.dennis-west.com.

   Co-Facilitator of the Playwrights Circle of the Albuquerque Theatre Guild; Member of the Albuquerque Theatre Guild, Society for American Baseball Research, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, and American Association of Community Theatre.

Carolyn Wickwire
Co-Producer; Actor

CAROLYN WICKWIRE is a New Mexico-based actor who works in theatre, film, and television. She has won awards for her work in Beauty Queen of Leenane and in The Women. She has appeared in several local theater productions since moving to New Mexico in 2015. Her most recent film roles were in Manglehorn with Al Pacino and Fast Color. She recently appeared in Better Call Saul and Longmire and had a recurring role in the TV drama Prison Break and was on In Plain Sight. She is represented by The O' agency in Albuquerque..

  She began her professional acting career after the age of 50, and quickly became established on the local acting scene. For her full resume see www.carolynwickwire.com.

   Member of SAG-AFTRA, the Albuquerque Theatre Guild and New Mexico Women in Film; Co-Facilitator of the Playwrights Circle of the Albuquerque Theatre Guild.

Rick Huff

RICK HUFF:  Across nearly 50 years in Theatre Arts, director and actor Rick Huff has most often found himself in front of the lights, performing such roles as King Arthur in Camelot or the title role in Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure. But he values his time in the director's chair! As a writer/director he has helmed productions for such groups as Players, Inc., Southwest Writers' Radio Workshop, and he was proud to have staged the regional premiere of Carlton Fisk's challenging work Susanna for Opera Southwest. His original children's eco-operetta Gasp! has received two mountings by that company and he is a partner in the Gonzo Opera company, which is due to stage productions of two operas created with composer Daniel Steven Crafts. Rick is honored to have been entrusted with shaping and staging Sultan of Swat: The Babe Ruth You Don't Know



Scenes from The Babe Ruth You Don't Know!
Scenes from O'Keeffe!
O'Keeffe! in Marfa​
Carolyn Wickwire in O'KEEFFE!


Painting of Babe Ruth by
Cheryl Hicks


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Carolyn Wickwire

Phone: 214.505.0179

Email: info@flowerandbone.com

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