The Black Cyclone The Charles Follis Story

Sunday, August 18, 2013
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Address:
4050 Bromfield Road
Lucas, OH

The Black Cyclone The Charles Follis Story, an original script by Jim Stoner will take stage at Malabar Farm August 9th through 11th and August 16th through 18th.  "The Black Cyclone" features the little known story of personal strength that was embodied in Charles Follis. Picture Ohio in 1902, still in the shadow of the Civil War, and Civil Rights for Blacks was merely a volatile talking point. Small towns were fighting for identity and respect and enjoying prosperity for the first time. New ways to entertain oneself became popular - and many small towns began to field "Football Clubs" and compete with one another for bragging rights. "The Black Cyclone" captures the strength of one family, how they fought to make a home in white America - against a backdrop of what has become the NFL. The forgotten baseball and football legend, Charles Follis had no idea how he touched America....by impressing those he knew. Learn the untold story of the man who inspired Branch Rickey to sign Jackie Robinson in 1947 and change the face of sports forever.

Picnic meals (Fridays & Saturdays) include: BBQ pulled pork or chicken sandwich, American potato salad, pasta salad with vegetables, baked beans, chips, watermelon, lemonade or unsweetened ice tea. There will be picnic tables available. Desserts, drinks, and snacks will be for sale before the show and at intermission.  To purchase tickets Click Here.




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