Black Diamond

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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!

Recommended for Ages 6-12 / Grades 1 to 6

Presented by Discovery Theater

Show Type
Children's Theater
Running Time
45 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$6 - $8

Discount Tickets Available $5 Group Tickets

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Box Office Phone: 202-633-8700

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 02/20/2018 - 02/23/2018
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Tuesday 10:15am11:30am-
Wednesday 10:15am11:30am01:00am
Thursday 10:15am11:30am01:00am
Friday 10:15am11:30am-
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Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Drive, SW, , Washington, DC 20024
About the Venue:
Entered from a copper domed kiosk on Jefferson Drive between the "Castle" and the Freer Gallery of Art, the S. Dillon Ripley Center houses the International Gallery, The Smithsonian Associates, the Discovery Theater, and the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service. The Ripley Center also contains a small conference center and meeting rooms.

Getting There

  • Smithsonian (Blue/Orange Lines)

Parking

  • Street parking
  • Paid garages

Accessibility

  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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