NATIONAL PASTIME follows the journeys of Jackie Robinson, the first black player in major league baseball, and Wesley Branch Rickey, the white President and General Manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, as they shatter the color barrier in 1947. While offering insight into each man’s personal struggles, the play traces the evolution of race relations leading up to the Civil Rights Movement. Against all odds, Robinson and Rickey join forces to bring about a benchmark cultural event in America’s history.
Congratulations to the cast of NATIONAL PASTIME, a Season 75 Special Performance — playing April 14 – 23 on the Main Stage.
JACKIE ROBINSON: Tre’ Terry
BRANCH RICKEY: Kim Berg
WALTER “RED” BARBER: Matt Cardoza
WENDELL SMITH: Brian Little
MALLIE ROBINSON: Adell Whitehead
CLYDE SUKEFORTH / HAROLD REESE: Kyle Johnson
RACHEL ISUM ROBINSON: Janae Payne
JANE RICKEY: Deborah Marlowe
LYLAH BARBER: Kelly Murphy
LEROY “SATCHELL” PAIGE: Corey Jenkins Jr.
MULE: Brandon T. Jones
DIXIE WALKER: Andrew Biviano
YOUNG JACKIE: Seti Sidibe
Written by Bryan Harnetiaux, Spokane Civic Theatre’s Resident Playwright
Directed by Kimberly Ridgeway
April 14 – April 23, 2023
Margot and Robert Ogden Main Stage
Box Office Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 12 – 6PM