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DISCOVERY THEATER: Black Diamond

Black History Month

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Code: DT34223

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This program is recommended for children ages 6-12.  

Score a home run with a spirit-rousing musical play about the “other” major league! This updated hit from nationally recognized arts leader Michael Bobbitt and tunesmith John Cornelius chronicles the struggles and triumphs of pioneering African American baseball players. The all-star lineup of heroes includes Moses “Fleet” Walker, who became the game’s first black pro in the 1880s; Andrew “Rube” Foster, hailed as the father of black baseball; power hitter Josh “Spitfire” Gibson; athlete-philosopher Satchel Paige; and young Jackie Robinson, who first integrated the major leagues. You’ll stand up and cheer for the players who made sports history—and American history, too!  Supported by a generous grant from the Smithsonian Women’s Committee.

Please Note:
-EVERYONE must have a ticket to enter; including children under the age of 2 (select ‘Child Under 2’ from above price types).
-Seating is at the discretion of House Management based on theater size and the number of people attending the show. You may be asked to sit in a designated section/area of the theater or auditorium.
-If you do not arrive by your show time, your seats may be released to people on the wait list.
-For groups of 10 children or more (ages 2-16) please call Discovery Theater at 202-633-8700 for a group discount.

Location
S. Dillon Ripley Center
Discovery Theater, 3rd Sublevel
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian