Mixed Blood Presents <i>Jackie Robinson</i>

Posted on January 15th, 2007 by

Gustavus Adolphus College will host Mixed Blood Theatre for a presentation of Jackie Robinson, the acclaimed biography of the baseball legend, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, in Björling Recital Hall. The show covers the life and career of the first African American in major league baseball.

The one-man show, set in the Brooklyn Dodgers’ World Series locker room, is much more than a collection of baseball anecdotes. It is the story of a man overcoming extraordinary obstacles. It illuminates not only Robinson’s baseball career, but also brings to life his childhood, college years, and Army service.

What emerges is a portrait of a fiery competitor and courageous individual whose leadership and influence reached far beyond the confines of the baseball diamond.

This production, sponsored by the Gustavus Diversity Center, is free and open to the public.

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Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication JJ Akin
jakin@gustavus.edu
507-933-7510

 

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