Play Review: ‘Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting’ about Jackie Robinson, baseball and integration

Saturday, January 14, 2012 was the press opening for Ed Schmidt’s play “Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting” directed by J. Nicole Brooks…Mr. Rickey carefully selects leading negro athletes of the time hoping to gain consensus and endorsement of his decision to make Jackie Robinson the first negro to play in the major leagues…I applaud J. Nicole Brooks for bringing a play that tackles race, and it’s not even Black History Month, to Chicago area theater-goers.