215 Montague Street

215 Montague Street
by Bryan Harnetiaux

Productions (0)
  • 10 - 15 minutes
  • 3 m
  • Set: Minimal.

215 Montague Street
by Bryan Harnetiaux

(0)
Productions (0)
  • 10 - 15 minutes
  • 3 m
  • Set: Minimal.

On the brink of the Civil Rights Movement, Jackie Robinson, the first black player in major league baseball, and Wesley Branch Rickey, the white President and General Manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, shatter the color barrier in 1947. 215 Montague Street recounts their historic first meeting.

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Pricing Information

Performance Fee $35
NOTE: This play is part of a book called National Pastime.
Standard Edition $9.99
Standard Manager Edition $18.99

Play Details

On the brink of the Civil Rights Movement, Jackie Robinson, the first black player in major league baseball, and Wesley Branch Rickey, the white President and General Manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, shatter the color barrier in 1947. 215 Montague Street recounts their historic first meeting.

  • 10 - 15 minutes
  • 3 m
  • Set: Minimal.

Published Reviews

"Bryan Harnetiaux's sentimental yet enthralling play reveals the behind-the-scenes maneuverings of Dodger president Branch Rickey to desegregate baseball after pressure from the Negro and Communist Party Press, and his tapping of the otherwise outspoken Robinson to be 'the one.'"

Martin Hernandez, L.A. Weekly

"Harnetiaux's statistics don't mask his gift for dialogue and humor, and he clearly understands the broader implications. Such integrity blooms by the pin-drops scene in which Rickey and Robinson reach detente, then alliance... Harnetiaux's moving labor of love scores a home-run."

David C. Nichols, Los Angeles Times

"This is a fascinating story, and even people who are not sports fans should find this production compelling... In its recounting of an important piece of history and its undeniable emotional impact, this production scores a home-run."

Terry Morgan, Back Stage West