2018 – 2019 Eichelberger Loft Series

Gamer or Gambler?


It’s 1989 and a battle for the soul of Major League Baseball is brewing between Commissioner Bart Giamatti and Pete Rose, the reigning Hit King and manager of the Cincinnati Reds. Rose is accused of betting on baseball–even on his own team–an allegation he denies despite the mounting evidence. The intellectual Giamatti wants Rose’s confession, while the larger–than–life Rose wants the Commissioner to believe his denials. This collision of wills comes to a head as they meet face to face. If the charge proves to be true, “Charlie Hustle” could be banned from the game–for life–leaving a black mark on the sport both men love and forever tarnishing a living legend. Don’t miss the WORLD PREMIERE of Banned from Baseball from The Human Race Theatre Company.


Performance Schedule


September 6th – 23rd | The Loft Theatre, Dayton Ohio

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Thursday

September 2018

Banned From Baseball

8:00 pm Showings

Thursday Night Preview

Be the first to see the shows before they officially open, and enjoy the added benefit of the lowest ticket price.

"Inside Track"

Come early on Thursday Night Preview for “inside Track” an in-depth discussion with the director starting at 7:15 pm.

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Friday

September 2018

Banned From Baseball

8:00 pm Showings

Friday Opening Night

Mingle with the cast at the post-show Opening Night Party in the Loft lobby and enjoy drinks at the bar and complimentary food provided by Far Hills Catering.

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Saturday

September 2018

Banned From Baseball

8:00 pm Showings

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Sunday

September 2018

Banned From Baseball

2:00 pm & 7:00 pm Showings

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Tuesday

September 2018

Banned From Baseball

7:00 pm Showings

“While We’re on the Subject” Talk-Backs

These Sunday matinee talk-backs are for theatre lovers who want to see beyond the footlights. Attend the performance, then stick around for a post-show discussion with the cast.

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Wednesday

September 2018

Banned From Baseball

7:00 pm Showings

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Thursday

September 2018

Banned From Baseball

8:00 pm Showings

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Friday

September 2018

Banned From Baseball

8:00 pm Showings

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Saturday

September 2018

Banned From Baseball

8:00 pm Showings

Signed & Audio Described Performance

Patrons who are visually or hearing-impaired may experience the “full effect” of live theatre with services provided by Miami Valley Interpreters, LLC and professional audio describers.

Please Note: Subscribers who wish to take advantage of this service should request this specific performance (2nd Saturdays at 8:00 pm). Ticket buyers requesting this service MUST provide Ticket Center Stage with two weeks advance notice prior to attending.

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Sunday

September 2018

Banned From Baseball

2:00 pm Showings

Lite Fare at the Loft

Enjoy great food and drink in the Loft Lobby before the show. Inexpensive gourmet sandwiches, delicious desserts and other quick food items are provided by Citilites restaurant, starting at 5:30 pm.

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Tuesday

September 2018

Banned From Baseball

7:00 pm Showings

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Wednesday

September 2018

Banned From Baseball

7:00 pm Showings

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Thursday

September 2018

Banned From Baseball

8:00 pm Showings

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Friday

September 2018

Banned From Baseball

8:00 pm Showings

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Saturday

September 2018

Banned From Baseball

8:00 pm Showings

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Sunday

September 2018

Banned From Baseball

2:00 pm Showings

Performance Dates
Thursday Night Preview
"Inside Track"
Friday Opening Night
Lite Fare at the Loft
"While We’re on the Subject' Talk-Backs
Signed and Audio Descrbed Performance

The Buzz | Read the latest about the show

In 1989, Pete Rose was officially banned from Major League Baseball. Watch actual CNN coverage from August 24th to see how America reacted.

Pete Rose dominated the headlines in the late 1980’s. How did Bart Giammati justify his banishment from professional baseball?  View excerpts from his 1989 news conference.


Offstage Experiences


The Human Race Theatre Company is a non-profit arts organization that relies on our wonderfully supportive arts community for our support. Take advantage of these opportunities to enjoy a more enriching theatre experience and help support The Human Race at the same time.

Vote and Win!

Place your vote in our survey below and donate $5 for your shot to win our massive baseball fan prize giveaway. One person will win:

  • A KeyBank VIP Reds Suite behind home plate for you and 13 friends.
  • A 20-person Dayton Dragons event next season plus Dragons gear
  • Dinner for four at Table 33, Banned From Baseball’s official dining sponsor
  • A $25 gift certificate for a new jersey from CincyShirts.com
  • A $25 gift certificate for Skyline Chili

Vote now and then fill out the short form to be automatically registered to win it all! Your donation benefits The Human Race Theatre Company.

Pete Rose

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“Beer, here!”

Don’t wait for the beer vendor. On September 18th at 5:30PM, round up your friends, come early for the show and enjoy some cold suds with us! Join us in our 2nd floor rehearsal studio to take advantage of free samples, music and more!


The Human Race Theatre Company


Dayton’s Official Professional Theatre Company

The Human Race Theatre Company’s Loft Season provides audiences award-winning, cutting edge dramas, American classics and regional and world premieres. Our New Works series expands the repertoire of enthusiastic audiences with brand new or seldom performed material. And our education programs touch thousands of children, while engagement programs address the cultural needs of challenged individuals throughout the Miami Valley.

Welcome to the Loft Theatre, Home of The Human Race

Considered to be the most exciting theatre space in Dayton, the Loft Theatre is home to The Human Race. As a “three-quarter thrust” stage, the Loft Theatre’s performance area juts out into the audience, allowing the seating to wrap around the front edge and giving each of our 212 patrons a different view of the action onstage. The Loft truly defines the word “intimate” since the furthest seat in the house is only 20 feet away from the actors!


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