Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting

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DOI: 10.5040/9781580814829.01

Duration: 1:35:50

  • 001_Introduction.mp3 0:00:53
  • 002_Act One Part One.mp3 0:11:23
  • 003_Act One Part Two.mp3 0:12:32
  • 004_Act One Part Three.mp3 0:09:47
  • 005_Act One Part Four.mp3 0:12:36
  • 006_Act Two Part One.mp3 0:16:30
  • 007_Act Two Part Two.mp3 0:11:21
  • 008_Act Two Part Three.mp3 0:13:11
  • 009_Act Two Part Four.mp3 0:06:43
  • 010_Credits.mp3 0:00:54

On a spring day in 1947, Mr. Rickey, the powerful General Manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, summons heavyweight champion Joe Louis, tap star Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson and actor Paul Robeson to his hotel room in Manhattan. Rickey wants their support when he taps Jackie Robinson to be the Major League’s first black ballplayer. But a power struggle ensues when the eloquent Robeson raises questions about Rickey’s motivations to integrate white baseball.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Edward Asner, David Downing, Tommy Hicks, Carl Lumbly, Sterling Macer, Charlie Robinson and Rugg Williams.

Featuring: Edward Asner, David Downing, Tommy Hicks, Carl Lumbly, Sterling Macer, Charlie Robinson, Rugg Williams

From Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting

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LA Theatre Works

Ed Schmidt

ISBN: 9781580814829

Series: L.A. Theatre Works

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