FLINT TWP. — Isaiah Hill, a seventh grade student at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School, is performing in the production of “Jackie & Me” at the Flint Youth Theatre, 1220 E. Kearsley St. at the Flint Institute of Music in the College & Cultural Center.
Isaiah has roles as opposing players and students in a classroom. The setting is 1947, the year baseball legend Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier. “Jackie & Me” explores Robinson’s historical impact through the eyes of fictional character Joey Stoshack who travels back in time to witness first-hand how the courageous athlete changed American sports and culture. Joey also is changed by the encounter.
“Jackie & Me” is written by award-winning playwright, Steven Dietz and is directed by FYT Associate Artistic Director, Rodney Creech.
The show opened March 21. This is the final weekend for performances, which will be at 7:30 p.m., Friday April 4; at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday April 5; and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday April 6.
A conversation with the creative team will follow the matinee performance on Saturday.
Advance Tickets are $12 for children, $14 for teens, seniors and veterans, and $16 for adults On performance day ticket prices are $2 more for all groups.
Attendees are advised that the performance explores racial topics and includes some racist language that is retained for historical purposes reflective of the time period of the story. It is best suited for ages 10 and up
“Jackie & Me” is a FYT Signature Series Production, which draws from literature, folklore, fantasy history and social issues.
For more information about Flint Youth Theatre or to purchase tickets to Jackie & Me, call 810.237.1530 or visit FlintYouthTheatre.org.