Just in time for Black History Month comes the story of an athlete who changed sports—and changed opinions about race—through his strength, courage and tenacity. Young people who have not heard the story of Jackie Robinson will see the parallels between his life and many current situations in society and sports.
A play to spark conversation and action, “MVP, the Jackie Robinson Story” will be performed by the Youth Performance Co., Feb. 2-18, at the Howard Conn Performing Arts Center, 1900 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis. For show times and tickets, call the box office, 612-623-9080 or go to youthperformanceco.org.
The Youth Performance Co.’s office and rehearsal space is located at 3338 S.E. University Ave., Minneapolis.