Jackie and Me

Just in time for the World Series is Jackie and Me (October 10 – November 10, 2013), a powerful play by Steven Dietz, based on Dan Gutman’s popular book. Young Joey Stoshack has the unique power to travel through time by holding onto a baseball card. When assigned to write a paper about Jackie Robinson, he heads back to 1947 and meets the legend in person. Joey witnesses Jackie’s determination and dedication during the turbulent time of segregation. The journey forever changes Joey’s definition of courage.

This production has a 15 minute intermission.

Presenting Sponsor: Darden Restaurants Foundation
Supporting Sponsor: Disney

* This show deals with the topic of discrimination and contains the use of a derogatory term, though explained in context. This show is best suited for upper elementary, middle, and high school students. A link to the pages of the scene in which this term is used is available below for download.

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Teacher Resource GuideJackie and Me | Scene

Teacher Resource GuideJackie and Me | Synopsis

Teacher Resource GuideJackie and Me | Synopsis – Spanish

Production Information

CAST
Joey Stoshack ………. Michael Thibodeau
Jackie Robinson ………. Clinton Harris
Mom, Woman at Fountain, Mrs. Herskowitz ………. Wendy Starkand
Dad, Man at Fountain, Extra Dodger, Delivery Man ………. Kevin Kelly
Ms Levitt, Rachel Robinson ………. Sheryl Carbonell
Coach, Branch Rickey, Babe Ruth ………. Rod Cathey
Flip, Leo Durocher, Reporter, Phillies Catcher ………. Brian Miceli
Bobby Fuller, Ant ………. Adam Delmedico
Umpire (Present), Policeman (and VO),
Eddie Stanky ………. Michael Matthews
Opposing Catcher, Pee Wee Reese, Young Flip ………. Stephen Pugh
Opposing Player, Dixie Walker, Ben Chapman ………. Michael Knight

CREATIVE TEAM
Director ………. Gary Cadwallader
Scenic Designer ………. Alvin DeLeon
Costume Designer ………. Brian J. O’Keefe
Lighting Designer ………. Jon Whiteley
Sound Designer ………. Phil Ingle
Props Designer ………. Robbin Watts
Illustration Artist ………. Brian Demeter

RUN CREW
Backstage Crew ………. Victor Aziz, Brian Groth
Wardrobe Crew ………. Aubrey Hess
Light Board Operator ………. Karalyn Fitzgerald
Sound Board Operator ………. Michael Powers

PRODUCTION CREW
Artistic Director ………. Jeff Revels
Production Manager ………. Chris Brown
Assistant Production Manager ………. Carrie Kasten Smith
Stage Manager ………. Marta Stout
Assistant Stage Manager ………. Charles Hale
Costume Shop Manager ………. Molly Walz
Costume Shop Assistant ………. Linda Richter
Costume Build Crew ………. Amanda Davis, Brian J. O’Keefe
Technical Director ………. Tramaine Berryhill
Scenic Artist ………. Thrisha Joseph
Master Carpenter ………. Kyle Wiehe
Sound and Lighting Director ………. Brandon Gauthier
Shop Crew ………. Meghan Hurley, Timothy Johnson, David Wright
Electricians ………. Karalyn Fitzgerald, Michael Powers
Audio Engineer ………. Michael Powers
Company Manager ………. Brian Diaz
Front of House Manager ………. Sarah Mock
House Manager ………. Kristin Lewis