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“Jackie Robinson” Livestream Production

February 21 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm

The High Point Arts Council is excited to bring a live theatrical production straight to your living room on Sunday, February 21, 2021, to celebrate Black History Month and honor the late, great Jackie Robinson. This play will be produced by The Bright Star Touring Theatre out of Asheville, North Carolina.

This performance is intended for school-age children. Jackie Robinson’s number “42” has come to symbolize the triumph of the human spirit over incredible odds. This biographical tale follows the life of Jackie Robinson, the first black baseball player to cross the color lines in the Major Leagues. A real-life hero and a tribute to the power of persistence and determination in the face of adversity, see why Jackie Robinson has inspired so many people both in and out of sports!

The production celebrates the achievements of Jackie Robinson, highlighting some of the best moments of his career and explaining his role in ending segregation. Erin Schmidt, Director of Development for Bright Star, says she hopes the performance will help young audiences understand why it is important to stand up for what is right without using violence. “Our shows have lots of interaction and bring big moments to life,” says Schmidt. “When you see Jackie Robinson scoring his first home run right in front of you, even when he is being treated so unfairly, it’s hard not to be inspired. We hope the play will encourage audiences to find good role models and use good leadership skills.”

This event will be broadcast via the Internet live on Sunday, February 21, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. “Jackie Robinson” is a free event to view and is made possible through grassroots funding from the North Carolina Arts Council.

Viewing is limited to the first 500 people that login that day. Please feel free to share this link with your family and friends! To view the show, please visit:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5OKZexPKThy1vfQB-_4WCQ

Bright Star Touring Theatre normally produces over 1000 performances in 35 states annually. With COVID-19 impacting their ability to reach people in-person, they have turned to livestreaming their productions. The High Point Arts Council is grateful to be partnering with them to bring our community quality programming that is both entertaining and educational.

For more information, contact Todd Dupree, Arts Programs Manager, at programs@highpointarts.org.


Details

Date:
February 21
Time:
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Website:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5OKZexPKThy1vfQB-_4WCQ