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ARTS IN SCHOOLS: Mike Wiley Productions’ JACKIE ROBINSON: A GAME APART
February 25, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 10:20 am$3
Event open to all students 3rd grade through 12th grade
Acclaimed actor and playwright Mike Wiley has spent the last decade fulfilling his mission to bring educational theatre to young audiences and communities across the country.
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.
TWO SCHOOL PERFORMANCES: 9:30am and 1:00pm