Annoyance

Striking Out

Directed by Adam LevinRyan Ford

Sunday @ 7:30 | Mainstage

$15 / $12 Students

About the Show

PREVIEWS SEPTEMBER 10TH AND 17TH

A two act musical about the first straight baseball player in a world where all professional athletes are gay.

The Chicago Otters are in trouble. Their star player Lance Valentine suffered a season ending injury. The owners of the team refuse to pay for any more big contracts so management decides to have an open tryout. Iowa farm kid Jimmy Roberts would be perfect for such an opportunity- he wields a baseball bat like Thor does a hammer. There is only one problem: he’s straight and deeply in love with his girlfriend Penny. Figuring that this is a once in a lifetime opportunity, Jimmy decides to lie about his sexuality and convinces Penny to come along for the ride as his “sister” in pursuit of both their dreams. Jimmy ends up making the team, but will life as a big city professional athlete with all its temptations, conniving agents, and money lead Jimmy and Penny down the wrong path? Will his secret be revealed? I guess y’all just have to buy a ticket to find out!

Feeling hungry? Add Dinner at Drew’s!

Add dinner on to your show ticket for $29. Head over to Drew’s on Halsted, just down Belmont, for their special pre fixe menu before or after this show. Offer only valid until 10:30 pm.

(select “Dinner Package” at checkout)

The People

Adam Levin, Director

Adam Levin is a writer/perform hailing from Washington D.C. He is thrilled to be a part of the Annoyance Theatre. Thank you for reading this.

Ryan Ford, Director

Ryan Ford hails from the flour city of Rochester, NY. He moved to Chicago in 2011 to pursue the serious art of silliness and maintain his streak of living in cities with terrible weather. Ryan has trained at iO, the … Continue reading Ryan Ford

Kyle Ryan, Choreographer

Kyle Ryan, originally from Los Angeles, is very excited to be performing in this piece of artistic genius for you. Kyle was last seen at Annoyance in Purity Ball: The Musical. He has worked for Second City aboard Norwegian Cruise … Continue reading Kyle Ryan

Lily Staski, Choreographer

Lily Staski has journeyed to Chicago to further her education in theater, primarily comedy. Prior, she did some mascot building/dancing work with The Hollywood Fringe, performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, and has taught movement based workshops throughout New Mexico. She … Continue reading Lily Staski

Cast Members