Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart
Written and Performed By Mike Wiley
Friday, August 12, 2016
Dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Show show at 7:15 p.m.
Springfield Township Grove Banquet and Event Center, located behind the Springfield Township fire station at 9150 Winton Road.
Jackie Robinson constantly made history, being the first college athlete at UCLA to letter in four sports. His record-breaking baseball career included being the first African American Rookie of the Year and National League MVP in addition to playing in six World Series. However, Robinson and his compatriots were not immune to the harsh, segregated world that existed outside of Dodgers Stadium. “Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart” provides a glimpse into the life of a star player that was adored and admired as an athlete, yet rejected and dishonored as a person off the diamond. An advocate of nonviolence and peaceful protest, Jackie Robinson let his talent speak for itself and became an inspiration and a symbol of opportunity for African Americans everywhere.
“Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart” teaches the importance of hope, leadership and perseverance in a drama that highlights the everyday struggles of one of history’s most talented athletes. Come see Mike Wiley brilliantly play several characters in this one-man show about one of baseball’s greatest legends. “A Game Apart” will inspire audiences to examine America’s racial history, teach the lessons of the past and encourage the application of these truths to the present.
Ages: Recommended for mature audiences over the age of 10.
Seasoned Pork Chop, Cheddar Potatoes, Green Beans, Coleslaw, Rolls & Butter, Carrot Cake
Vegetarian Option: Black Bean Burger
Tickets: $40, includes dinner
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