Jackie Robinson was a baseball player who broke the so-called “color barrier,” becoming the first African American player in Major League Baseball’s modern era.
He debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.
St. Louis’ Metro Theater Company presents a play about the life of Jackie Robinson called Jackie and Me.
The production follows Joey Stoshack, a boy who discovers a rare baseball card is his ticket to travel back in time to Branch Rickey’s office on the day Robinson becomes an MLB player.
Less than a week into 2011, St. Louis theater goers have two brand new productions to take in, both St. Louis premiers. We had the chance to preview both today on Cityscape.
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