The cast features Justiin Davis, Anthony Fleming III, Dion Graham, Javon Johnson, Ernest Perry and Tony nominee Tom Wopat as Branch Rickey. J. Nicole Brooks directs. Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting was produced earlier this year by the 2011 Tony Award-winning Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago.
The play is described as such: "April 9, 1947 - Baseball’s Opening Day is one week away, and Branch Rickey, General Manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, will call up Jackie Robinson to break the color-barrier and play as the Major League’s first black ballplayer. If he does, Robinson will face loud and heated opposition from virtually every owner, manager, and player in baseball – and it won’t be a cakewalk with the fans, either. Who will be his allies if he makes the most daring and important play of his life?"
The readings are stage managed by Bernita Robinson.