First Stage presents: Jackie and Me
A play by Steven Dietz
Adapted from the book by Dan Gutman
Published by Avon Books copyright 1999
Used by permission of the author c/o Kirchoff/Wolberg
Sponsored by the Brewers Community Foundation
Directed by Jeff Frank
This production deals with historical racism in an honest manner. For everyone ages 8 and up.
First Stage presents JACKIE AND
ME, April 12 through May 5, 2013 at the Todd Wehr Theater in the Marcus Center
for the Performing Arts, located at 929 N. Water Street, downtown Milwaukee.
Directed by Jeff Frank, this adaptation of the popular book by Dan Gutman was
written for the stage by Steven Dietz. Tickets can be purchased in person at
the Marcus Center box office at 929 N. Water Street, by phone at (414) 273-7206
or online at www.firststage.org.
Young Joey Stoshack is a headstrong boy with the unique power to travel through time by way of a baseball card. When assigned to write a report on a legendary African American, Joey travels to New York City in the year 1947 to meet one of history’s greatest baseball players, Jackie Robinson. Through his adventures, Joey witnesses Jackie’s dedication and determination during this turbulent time of segregation.
Tickets for JACKIE AND ME start at $14. Tickets may be
purchased at www.firststage.org or through the Marcus Center box
office, in person at 929 N. Water Street in downtown Milwaukee or by phone (414)
273-7206 or toll free at (888) 612-3500. The number for TDD (for deaf and hard
of hearing patrons) is (414) 273-3080.
Performance dates: JACKIE AND ME opens Friday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m. Other performances are held: Saturday, April 13 at 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, April 14 at 1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.; Saturday, April 20 at 1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.; Sunday, April 21 at 1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.; Saturday, April 27 at 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, April 28 at 1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 4 at 1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.; Sunday, May 5 at 1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.