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Charlie Peters


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Charlie Peters was a Schubert Fellow in Playwriting at Carnegie-Mellon University. He has had plays produced at La Mama E.T.C., Playwright's Horizons, The Actor's Theater of Louisville, Primary Stages and the Edinburgh Festival, among other places. His movie credits include Blame It on Rio, Passed Away, Music From Another Room, and My One and Only. He lives in Santa Monica, California and Connecticut.

Plays by Charlie Peters

Striking Out the Babe

1st Produced:

Mile Square Theatre, Hoboken, NJ

18 Jul 2005



1st Published:

in The Baseball Plays: 7th Inning Stretch, Playscripts Inc





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Celebrating and exploring themes from America's favorite pastime, The Baseball Plays: 7th Inning Stretch is a collection of short comedies and dramas from the Mile Square Theatre's annual event. From a couple arguing over the use of steroids (Off Base by Theresa Rebeck) to a priest's fight to preserve the abandoned lot where the local children play ball (Asphalt Green by Rogelio Martinez), to a marriage dissolved over fantasy baseball (Fantasy League by Lee Blessing), this collection captures the love, frustration, and nostalgia surrounding this beloved sport.


The day before a pitcher realizes his dream by starting in the World Series, a dying boy in a hospital asks him to do the impossible: strike out Babe Ruth. The pitcher promises he will, but when this pivotal moment arrives, he learns that the Babe has promised to save the life of another dying boy by hitting a home run. Set against Babe Ruth's legendary "called shot," there can only be one winner between these two athletes and the children they are playing for.

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