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 Don't. The cast tries, but can't overcome a terribly written script. Cliche filler scenes. Guitar interludes. Videos of lynchings, unlabeled
Don't see it if There must be a decent documentary about Josh Gibson. www.nytimes.com/2009/10/14/sports/baseball/14gibson.html