Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting


"Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting"

Date and Time

Friday, February 17, 2023 | 7:30 pm - 4:00 pm


National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Event Type

Special Event



Presented by the Cincinnati Black Theatre Company, “Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting” imagines a meeting between Jackie Robinson, Joe Louis, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson and Brooklyn Dodgers owner Branch Rickey in 1947. Together, they discuss a strategy for dropping a baseball bombshell. A play by Ed Schmidt, author of Breaking the Color Barrier with Jackie Robinson, “Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting” will premiere at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center for a three-day run.

Performances on:
Friday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 18 at 2 & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 19 at 4 p.m.

Tickets are $20 and available through the Cincinnati Black Theatre Company at

Posted in .