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Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting
Past Event - Sunday, February 09, 2020
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Dayton Theatre Guild
430 Wayne Ave, Dayton, OH 45410 [map it]

Dayton Theatre Guild presents Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting, by Ed Schmidt Jan 24, 2020 - Feb 9, 2020.

Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting

In a NYC hotel room, in the spring of 1947, Branch Rickey, owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, meets with four prominent African-Americans to discuss breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball.  He wants support from their community to help with the controversy he knows will ensue. Jackie Robinson, Joe Louis, Paul Robeson, and Bill Robinson, aka Mr. Bojangles, attend the meeting – but it isn’t an easy fix. Concern about loss of jobs, as well as suspicion about Branch Rickey’s motives, come into play. The 2012 revival was nominated for three Jeff Awards for Play Production, Direction, and Ensemble.

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    Dayton Theatre Guild
    430 Wayne Ave
    Dayton, OH 45410
    Since 1945 - a tradition of good plays done well, utilizing all-volunteer casts, crews and administration (with no membership fees) and participation open to anyone wishing to become a part.

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