Mr. Ricky Calls a Meeting

February 17th ‐19th, 2023 ‐ Mr Ricky Calls a Meeting

Joe Louis, Paul Robeson, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Jackie Robinson, and Brooklyn Dodgers owner Branch Rickey meet in 1947 to discuss a strategy for dropping a baseball bombshell: promoting a black to the major leagues. That is the premise of this brilliant and timely play. Issues raised include compensation for the possible demise of the Negro leagues and the advisability of one at a time integration. If you want freedom of opportunity, do you play by the white's rules or do you demand that he play by yours?

"Engrossing.... A powerful vehicle for analyzing issues of race and society that go beyond baseball." 

"An involving and entertaining civics lesson on the American past and present." 

"Hits a home run." 

Buy a ticket and get a free ticket to a Reds Baseball game (Except Opening Day Game) and a ticket to the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum


Friday, February 17th @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 18th @ 2:00 PM
Saturday, February 18th @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 19th @ 6:00 PM


National Underground Railroad Freedom Center 
50 E Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202 -
(513) 241-6060


General Admission - $20.00
Senior - $18.00
Student - $18.00
Group - $15.00 (Minimun of 10 tickets)

Bonus: All ticket buyers will receive a free ticket to any Reds game in April (except opening Day) and a ticket to the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum. Upon your arrival at the Theatre.

NOTE: Online sales will be unavailable 2 hours before each performance and can be purchased at the door.