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Who doesn't love baseball? Furthermore, who doesn't love a good movie about baseball? The Natural, The Sandlot, Rookie of the Year (Come on, who didn't think Henry Rowengartner was precious? And it's probably the last sane thing Gary Busey ever did.), Field of Dreams--I could go on forever. It's easy to assume that our love for America's past time would translate to stage, also, and indeed it has in the play Most Valuable Player, presented by the Dallas Children's Theater at the Rosewood Center for Family Arts, 5930 Skillman St., starting on Friday. The play chronicles the life of Jackie Robinson--the first African-American player to play professional Major League Baseball, for those of you who didn't know--dramatizing the struggles Robinson faced and the racial barriers he crossed on his inspirational journey into the history books. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 1:30 p.m. Saturday and continues at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through May 23. Tickets are $18 to $23. Visit dct.org for tickets and more information.
Fridays, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., May 8, 1:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 1:30 & 4:30 p.m. Starts: May 7. Continues through May 23, 2010
 
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