Mad River Theater Works Presents: Everybody’s Hero - The Jackie Robinson Story
At the start of the summer of 1947, television was brand new, the sound barrier had never been broken, and baseball was a white man's game. By the time the fall arrived, all that had changed. President Truman addressed the nation for the first time on TV, Chuck Yeager was the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound, and Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play major league baseball. There were plenty of good athletes in the Negro Leagues: some maybe even better than Jackie. But when Branch Rickey decided to add a black person to the Brooklyn Dodgers, he knew that individual had to be special. He had to prove that he could be Everybody's HERO. This new play with music by Mad River Theater Works shows the events that shaped Jackie Robinson's character, his struggle to gain acceptance, and the tremendous obstacles he overcame on his way to changing the face of our nation. Appropriate for children third grade and up.
Cost: Adults $13, Seniors $12, Youth $6, Family (2 adults, 2 youth) $32
Age: All Ages (Children Grade 3+)
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Sun. Mar. 5, 2017 2-3pm
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