‘7th Inning Stretch’ back for a celebration of baseball’s birth

"Once again, we have an accomplished and diverse roster of playwrights for the Stretch," said Chris O'Connor, MST Artistic Director and producer of the play festival.

It’s claimed that the first officially recorded game of baseball was played in Hoboken on June 19, 1846, when the New York Base Ball Club defeated the Knickerbockers 23-1. In honor of the event, Mile Square Theatre will offer it’s annual presentation of seven 10-minute plays about baseball,

The 14th annual 7th Inning Stretch takes place this weekend, from May 18 to 20. 

“Once again, we have an accomplished and diverse roster of playwrights for the Stretch,” said Chris O’Connor, MST Artistic Director and producer of the play festival.

The plays are moving, funny, and so entertaining. It makes for a unique evening of theater. The Stretch never fails to dazzle our audience, and they will not be disappointed. The entire event is a benefit for Mile Square Theatre,” he said.

Along with O’Connor, writers for this years plays include Bixby Elliot (“If on a Winter’s Night”), Bruce Graham (“Moon Over the Brewery”), Tira Palmquist (“The Way North”), Guillermo Reyes (“Men on the Verge of a His-Panic Breakdown”), Nantida Shenoy (“Washer/Dryer”), and Anna Ziegler (“Photograph 51”).

The Mile Square Theater is located at 1400 Clinton St., in Hoboken.

Showtimes are: May 18 at 8 p.m., May 19 at 8 p.m. with a party at 6:30 p.m. with the actors and the board, and May 20 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $30 for adults, $18 for students and seniors, and can be purchased at milesquaretheatre.org. Discount Parking available at The Harlow at 14th and Willow and at Little Man Parking at 1300 Jefferson Street.

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