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Josh: The Black Babe Ruth

Members say: Riveting, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing
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This biographical drama about African-American baseball great Josh Gibson returns to Theater for the New City for an encore presentation in honor of Black History Month.

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Set in the '40s, 'Josh: The Black Babe Ruth' tells the story of Gibson's rise from the sandlots of Pittsburgh’s North Side to the pinnacle of greatness in the Negro Leagues. The play examines Gibson's successes, sorrows, and struggles as he tried to try to break into the big leagues in an era when the sport was still segregated. 

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Great acting, Riveting, Great creative team, A tribute to all marginalized talent!, Touching story!

See it if a real story of Negro Baseball League's great player Josh Gibson & the history of unfair race discrimination in early American sports

Don't see it if U don't like sports/player stories or uncomfortable with racial segregation. U really should see this intelligently produced riveting drama.

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Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Riveting, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You are are baseball enthusiasts and appreciate history

Don't see it if You don't care about learning about American History

Funny, Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You love learning while being entertained.

Don't see it if Don't see it if you don't like being entertained.