DTG is pleased to announce the cast of MR. RICKEY CALLS A MEETING
by Ed Schmidt.
In order of appearance:
- Saul Caplan as Branch Rickey
- Shaun Diggs as Jackie Robinson
- Robert Culpepper as Clancy Hope
- Edward Hill as Paul Robeson
- Robert-Wayne Waldron as Joe Louis
- Franklin Johnson as Bill Robinson
In a NYC hotel room, in the spring of 1947, Branch Rickey, owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, meets with four prominent African-Americans to discuss breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball. He wants support from their community to help with the controversy he knows will ensue. Jackie Robinson, Joe Louis, Paul Robeson, and Bill Robinson, aka Mr. Bojangles, attend the meeting, but it isn’t an easy fix. Concern about loss of jobs, as well as suspicion about Branch Rickey’s motives come into play. The 2012 revival was nominated for three Jeff Awards for Play Production, Direction, and Ensemble.
Directed by Rick Flynn
Produced by Deirdre Root
The show runs weekends Jan 24-Feb 9, 2020
For more information, including future auditions, see http://www.daytontheatreguild.org