The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will host the premiere of the Cincinnati Black Theatre Company’s new play “Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting.”
According to a press release, the play imagines a meeting in 1947 between famous baseball player Jackie Robinson, boxer Joe Louis, performer Bill “Bojangles” Robinson and Brooklyn Dodgers owner Branch Rickey to brainstorm a strategy for dropping a baseball bombshell.
The play was written by Ed Schmidt, the author of Breaking the Color Barrier with Jackie Robinson. There will be four performances at the Freedom Center:
- Friday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m.
- Saturday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m.
Tickets are $20 and available to purchase on the Cincinnati Black Theatre Company’s website.
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 E. Freedom Way, The Banks. More information: www.freedomcenter.org.
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