Wednesday, February 04, 2009

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Famous "MVP" Play At Legacy Theatre

Coweta Arts Tidbits

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Composed By: Forrest W. Schultz 770-583-3258

February 4, 2009

 Legacy Theatre Children's Series Includes Most Valuable Player


Famous Play About Jackie Robinson Performed ONCE Only -- Feb. 14 

     One of the most important of all events in the history of American sport and in the history of American racial relations was when Jackie Robinson began to play baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers.  A highly-acclaimed play about this subject will be included in the Children's Series at the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone.  Unfortunately there will be ONLY ONE performance on February 14 at 10:00 AM.  This is the information taken verbatim from the official flyer issued by the Theatre's Publicity Director Dustin Lewis:
Public Performance February 14 at 11am

General Admission only $10!


Written by Gayle Cornelison, Mary Hall Surface, Charles Abernathy, Joseph Bostick, Duncan W. Graham, Helen Pettit, Kevin Reese, J. Steven White and Dorien Wilson


     A true hero on and off the field, Jackie Robinson proved his friends, his enemies and the entire world wrong by breaking the color barrier within Major League Baseball. Through

captivating multi-media and stellar acting, this award-winning and historically accurate play follows Jackie from the sandlots of his childhood through his acceptance of the National League's MVP Award in 1949.



Grade 4 and Up


     Most Valuable Player has been presented to audiences of children and adults throughout the world. The production has been featured in a one-week residency at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.; at the Edmonton, Toronto, and Vancouver International Children's Theatre Festivals; on a one-month tour of Canada sponsored by the Canada Council; on a fifty-two-day tour of Europe sponsored by the United States Government; and as the only American company at an International Theatre Festival in Lima, Peru. The strength of Jackie Robinson's character and his courage crosses boundaries of age, race, and nationality. "A semester of instruction on human rights and social equality could not equal the insights gained from one hour's viewing of this powerful play."


--Donal W. Zacharias, President Emeritus, Mississippi State University


 Sponsored by

The Legacy Theatre

2008 - 2009 Children's Series




    The Legacy Theatre is owned and managed by Mark and Bethany Smith of Newnan, GA and is located at 1175 Senoia Road in Tyrone, GA.   Information about the Theatre and its plays is available by calling (404) 895-1473 or by visiting its website





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