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. (Note that this full-length play includes the short play, 215 Montague Street, which can be performed and licensed separately.)
- 105 - 120 minutes
- 4 W, 8 M, (12-16 actors possible: 4-6 W, 8-10 M)
- Content Notes: Adult language
- Set: Minimal.
- Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-667-1