Josh: The Black Babe Ruth

The real Satchell Paige (left) and Josh Gibson (right)

Michael A. Jones’ 2008 work portrays Josh Gibson, the legendary real-life Negro Leagues catcher who belted tape-measure homers but died of a stroke, at age 35, just months before baseball’s color line was broken. Gibson played for the Homestead Grays and Pittsburgh Crawfords; in Josh, Gibson and his friend, famed pitcher Satchel Paige, sort out life and baseball.

Presented as part of the 2007-08 Season

One-Act Play opened January 31, 2008 at the Harry De Jur Playhouse

Artist Credits

Credit Artist Photo
Playwright Michael A. Jones
Director Eric Coleman
Stage Manager Bayo
Asst. Stage Manager Mutiyat Ade-Salu
Set Designer Michele Fields
Lighting Designer Antoinette Tynes Antoinette Tynes
Costume Designer Carolyn Adams
Sound Designer Sean O’Halloran
Actor Marcus Naylor
Actor Melissa Maxwell
Actor Michael Alcide

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