Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting


"Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting"

Date and Time

Friday, February 17, 2023 7:30 pm - - Sunday February 19, 2023 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.


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.

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