The Summer King tells the story of Negro Leagues baseball legend Josh Gibson, considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time. It’s a story of talent, heartbreak and one man’s journey to overcome prejudice and discrimination. MOT is proud to present this groundbreaking new work co-produced with the Pittsburgh Opera.
Stephen Lord – “Detroit is such a great sports town. It was home to one of the original Negro National League teams and a place where Josh Gibson played in the visiting dugout. His inspirational story just begs to be told as an opera.”