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Friday, September 9, 2016

Mile Square Theatre Brings Back Its Annual Festival 7th INNING STRETCH: 7 10-minute plays about baseball!












Mile Square Theatre (MST), Hudson County’s leading professional theatre, brings back its signature event 7th INNING STRETCH: 7 10-MINUTE PLAYS ABOUT BASEBALL.

After a two-year hiatus while the company built its new theatre facility on the north side of Hoboken, MST once again presents an evening of short play premieres by some of America’s most produced and celebrated playwrights. This year the event includes the work of Suzanne Bradbeer, Bekah Brunstetter, Eric Conger, Oded Gross, John Kolvenbach, Robert Lyons, and Lia Romeo.

7 playwrights, 7 directors, 7 casts. 7th Inning Stretch has been an audience favorite since its inception in 2003 and now returns in its 13 iteration.

MST founder and artistic director Chris O’Connor, who conceived of the idea of presenting short works based on the baseball theme, has been eager to get back to the event. “We started the event as an homage to Hoboken’s historic connection to the game. It went from a one-off event to an annual project that sustained itself for 12 years.”

“Since leaving our space at the Monroe Center in 2014,” O’Connor continues, “we haven’t had a suitable venue for this wonderful event. Now that our new theatre is built, we’re thrilled to get back to commissioning and producing 10-minute plays about baseball. We have an exciting lineup of writers and we can’t wait to have Stretch fans see this year’s show.”

Mile Square Theatre returns to its signature event of new short plays about baseball. September 17 is the Triple Play Party. Eat, drink, and mix with the casts of the plays.

Tickets:
Friday, Sept 15 @ 8pm and Sunday, Sept 17 @ 3pm: $25 • Students/Seniors: $20

Saturday, Sept 17/TRIPLE PLAY PARTY: $75 ($60 if bought before September 10) Triple Play Party includes drinks and food. Doors open at 7pm.

Purchase tickets at www.milesquaretheatre.org

7th Inning Stretch is recommended for adult audiences.

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