“This deep bench of naturally funny comedians shows that the straight-faced, big-hearted, absurdist tradition at the Annoyance is alive and well in the hands of a new generation of Chicago comics.”
— The Chicago Reader

What is STriking OUt?


Baseball: It's America's pastime, a time-honored tradition, and, of course, it's gay as hell. Part Damn Yankees, part Hairspray, this musical comedy tells the story of the first straight baseball player in a world dominated exclusively by gay athletes.

  • BOOK & LYRICS by Adam Levin and Ryan Ford
  • MUSIC by Ryan Ford



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