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 especially if you like the reality of historical plays and the history of baseball.
Don't see it if if you don’t like plays about lost chances, struggle and the human condition, or you prefer Broadway theater.
See it if if you really want to understand the afro american struggles and are also a sports fan
Don't see it if if you are not into sports; are disturbed by some graphic images
See it if You are a lifelong baseball fan, interested in Afro-American history, want to see some wonderful acting
Don't see it if You're looking for light comedy or a sanitized version of Josh Gibson's life