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Jackie and Me

by Steven Dietz
based on the novel by Dan Gutman
directed by John Jenkins

Joey Stoshack has a talent that many kids dream of: the ability to travel through time. When Joey is assigned to write a report on an African American role model, he uses his powers to travel back to 1947 and meet Jackie Robinson, one of the greatest baseball players of all time. Through their adventures, Joey learns about real courage and what it feels like to walk in someone else's shoes.

Recommended for ages 8 and up.

April 08, 2014 - May 10, 2014
TUE, THU & FRI at 10 AM
SAT & SUN at 2 PM
(312) 922 1999

Themes: Baseball, Courage, Facing Prejudice, Family, History, Thinking of Others, Overcoming Adversity​

Chris Ash (Flip/Leo Durocher & Others), George Booker (Dad/Dixie Walker & Others), Pauline Critch-Gilfillan (Mom/Mrs. Herskowitz & Others), Noah Laufer (Bobby Fuller/Ant & Others), Kiandra Layne (Ms. Levitt/Rachel Robinson), Steven Burruano (Branch Rickey/Coach & Others), Rejinal Simon (Jackie Robinson), and Wesley Toledo (Joey Stoshack).

The production team includes scenic design by Jack Magaw, costume design by Stephanie Tomey, lighting design by Bailey L. Rosa, sound design by Matthew Reich, dramaturgy by Matthew T. Messina and stage management by Jean E. Compton​.

Special Events:

4/12: USO of Illinois Day—US Armed Forces personnel & their families can reserve up to four free tickets. Visit
4/12: Opening Day Autograph Session with the cast following the performance
4/26: Community Partner Day: Chicago Athletic Clubs
5/1: Post-Show Discussion
5/4: Ice Cream Social—Enjoy a post-show ice cream treat, creative activity, autograph session, and more! Admission to this special event is $8.
5/10: Community Partner Day: KidSnips 

Visit our Community Outreach page for more information about these and other special events.​

Accessibility Services and Interpreted Performances:

If you or your child require wheelchair accessible and/or companion seating, or have any other hearing or vision needs, please let us know when you reserve your tickets so that we can make sure you visit to our theatre is an excellent one. Discounted tickets are available for patrons with disabilities, and their guests.

Performances Interpreted in American Sign Language & Assisted Listening Devices:

Performances Interpreted in American Sign Language & Assisted Listening Devices:
The performance of Jackie & Me on 5/2 (10 AM) and 5/4 (2 PM) will be interpreted in American Sign Language. Call TTY (773) 325-7975.

We also offer Sennheiser Infra-red personal listening devices for each performance at DePaul's Merle Reskin Theatre. These assisted listening devices are available to patrons upon request.

Audio Description Services:

The performance of Jackie & Me on 4/19 at 2 PM will include a live audio-description of the visual and physical events on-stage for patrons who are blind or have low vision. Our audio describer for this production will be Robert Hines. We also invite you and your family to join us that day for a pre-performance program with a touch tour, which begin at 1:15 PM. The touch tour program will include information about the characters and design choices that add to the world of the play. Patrons who are participating in the audio-described event may also request the playbill in Braille, large print, and audio formats. Please indicate interest in the Touch Tour when you order your tickets. Call our Box Office at (312) 922-1999.