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.
Friday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 18 at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 19 at 6 p.m.
Tickets are $20 and available through the Cincinnati Black Theatre Company. Each ticket purchased includes 1 ticket to any home Cincinnati Reds baseball game (excluding opening day) and 1 ticket to the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame Museum.