Presented by Metro Theater Company at the Edison Theatre (Washington University St. Louis ), Jackie and Me is the story of a young baseball fan named Joey Stoshack. A rare baseball card is his ticket for time travel to Branch Rickey’s office on the very day that Jackie Robinson is signed as the first black man to play for the major leagues. The extraordinary twist: Joey is now black, too. This play, appropriate for ages 9 and up, illuminates Jackie Robinson’s courage and dignity in the face of cruel racial prejudice. Jackie and Me will have you on the edge of your seat as we all root for the man who changed the face of the game.
While the 90-minute play runs through most of January, CSD’s CHARACTERplus invites baseball fans, theatre lovers, educators and their families to a special performance on Friday, January 25, 2013. Tickets for this special evening with CHARACTERplus are $14 each. Jackie and Me is by Steven Dietz, and adapted from the book by Dan Gutman (Harper Collins). This would be a great lead off hit to start Black History Month studies! For questions on the January 25th performance with CHARACTERplus, please contact Jill Giordano.