Atlantic Theater Company and Atlantic For Kids Open JACKIE AND ME New York Premiere Today, 10/14

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Atlantic Theater Company and Atlantic For Kids present the New York premiere of JACKIE AND ME, a play by Steven Dietz, adapted from the book by Dan Gutman. The production will be directed by Josh Lewis and features Travis Baird, Sean Brannon, Justin Danforth, Paul Eddy, Daniel Johnsen, Max Pava, Camille St. James, Minna Taylor and Mike Wesolowski. 

The creative team includes Stage Manager Samantha Watson, Scenic Designer Danica Pantic, Costume Designer Katja Andreiev, Lighting Designer Eric Southern and Sound Designer Seth Clayton.

Joey Stoshack may not be the best baseball player on his Little League team but he does have one unique advantage. With the help of the old baseball cards in his prized collection, Joey has the remarkable ability to travel through time! When assigned to write a report on a legendary African American, Joey ventures to the segregated world of the 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers clubhouse to meet his hero and one of baseball’s greatest players, Jackie Robinson. Through his adventures, he learns what it was like for the man who endured more than his share of prejudice to break baseball's color barrier. Embark on this uplifting and empowering journey that forever changes Joey's definition of courage, and unites generations through the history and glory of America's pastime.

This production deals with racism in an honest manner. Jackie & Me is recommended for ages 8 and up.

All performances are at Atlantic Theater Company at The Linda Gross Theater, 336 West 20th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues.) Performances every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Shows begin today, October 14th, 2012 through Sunday, November 4th, 2012.

Tickets are $20 for adult tickets/ $10 for children (12 and under) Tickets available by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 (ticketcentral.com).

Atlantic for Kids has presented fun, quality children’s theater for almost 10 years. In addition to its weekend performances for families, the Atlantic Theater Company has
Welcomed thousands of NYC public school children to see weekday performances. These performances include talk backs with cast members (all Atlantic Acting School Alumni) and
discussions about the theme of the play.

For more information, visit www.atlantictheater.org.

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