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Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart

Feb 09, 2024

A Game Apart provides a glimpse of Jackie Robinson’s life during a bygone era of separate and unequal locker rooms, of whites only hotels, and of restaurants with only a back door for colored athletes to enter. Witness the hopeless humiliation of a star player who was showered with adulation on the field and became a second-hand citizen when he walked off the diamond. Meet Jackie’s compatriots fighting the same battles between the end zones, inside the ring and around the track. A Game Apart is a powerful lesson of courage through dedication, perseverance, and leadership.

Mike Wiley
Mike Wiley

Performer/Playwright

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Friday, February 9 at 8PM
Clyde & Sandra Strickland Grand Stage

Tickets from $22-30

Content advisory: 
Mike Wiley’s documentary theatre productions are dramatically rendered stories based on historical fact. The dramas are presented with intention that they help to shine light and open dialogue by sharing stories of individuals and events of human and civil rights struggle, strength, hope, failure and accomplishment. These stories are part of the American historical narrative. Occasional use of language or terminology accurate to an event’s period or setting may be viewed by some as offensive or inappropriate — but by avoiding such language, the historical truth of the portrayal becomes less authentic. Thank you for your understanding.

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