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. More…
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.
See it if You don't mind untempered stereotypes. If you think that vignettes make up a play.
Don't see it if You want to learn anything indepth about Josh Gibson/ Satchel Paige and the Negro Leagues.
See it if True story of Negro League player Josh Gibson in the 1940s & his quest for the major leagues. Enhanced w/historical photo projections.
Don't see it if Fine, strong acting is undermined by a weak script. A shame because this is a true and fascinating story, but here it isn't told coherently.
See it if Baseball is your calling and an old-time hero that never got enough breaks to make it big intrigues you
Don't see it if Local theatre vibe with acceptable acting that never stirred any emotions out of me (except one scene with the audience). Heavy on affairs