MR. RICKEY CALLS A MEETING Runs Jan. 24-Feb. 9

DTG_Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting logoMR. RICKEY CALLS A MEETING
Dayton Theatre Guild
Jan. 24-Feb. 9
[Dayton]

Directed by Rick Flynn

Cast: 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.

  • Fri-Sat, Jan. 24-25 at 8pm
  • Sun, Jan. 26 at 3pm
  • Fri, Jan. 31 at 8pm
  • Sat, Feb. 1 at 5pm
  • Sun, Feb. 2 at 3pm
  • Fri, Feb. 7 at 8pm
  • Sat, Feb. 8 at 5pm
  • Sun, Feb. 9 at 3pm

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