A Game Apart - myfoxcarolinas.com

A Game Apart

Posted: Updated:
  • David SentendreyMore>>

  • David Sentendrey

    David Sentendrey

    Monday, March 17 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-03-17 22:08:00 GMT
    I was born in Cleveland, Ohio. I moved to North Carolina with my family in 2001 and attended Weddington High School before studying journalism at Appalachian State University.
    I was born in Cleveland, Ohio. I moved to North Carolina with my family in 2001 and attended Weddington High School before studying journalism at Appalachian State University.
  • York County approves "In God We Trust"

    York County approves "In God We Trust"

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:16:02 GMT
    York County Council will "permanently and prominently" display the words "In God We Trust" in its chambers after a 6-0 vote on Monday.
    York County Council will "permanently and prominently" display the words "In God We Trust" in its chambers after a 6-0 vote on Monday.
  • To Heaven and Back: Local dies three times following car accident

    To Heaven and Back: Local dies three times following car accident

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:58 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:58:23 GMT
    Landon Whitley lost his father in a car accident, but he, too, was pronounced dead at the scene. He says he went to heaven -- and returned three times.
    Landon Whitley lost his father in a car accident, but he, too, was pronounced dead at the scene. He says he went to heaven -- and returned three times.
Baseball is America’s favorite pastime. It’s where kids learn to be part of a team and where players have each other’s back.

But it wasn’t always that way.

Mike Wiley is the playwright and director of “Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart”. It is a one-man performance depicting the differences of life on-and-off the field of Robinson – among other African Americans critical to our nation’s history.

He brought his performance to Wingate University on Friday – setting the mood for Black History Month.

Wiley interacts with the crowd and plays up to 17 characters in each performance – including athletes who broke the color barrier in their respective sport.

“It’s a different kind of spark,” Wiley said. “It’s a different kind of energy. Sometimes it’s real funny – sometimes it’s real poignant.”

Jackie Robinson changed not only baseball, but all of professional sports. Wiley is doing is part to make sure Robinson’s work is not forgotten.

Powered by WorldNow

WJZY FOX 46
3501 Performance Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28214
Main Number: (704) 398-0046

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices