Who’s in the mood for some theater? The Summer King is a new American opera by Maine–based composer Daniel Sonenberg. The opera portrays the injustice suffered by Negro League baseball player Josh Gibson, once known as “the black Babe ruth”, at the hands of baseball’s “Gentlemen’s Agreement” and also the thriving culture, characterized by black-owned teams, stadiums and taverns, nightlife and humor. Presented in collaboration with the USM School of Music and American Opera Projects, the play can be seen on Thursday, May 8th, at 7:30 PM at the Merrill Auditorium. Find more information at the official website. If you’re a fan of theater and/or baseball, Joe encourages you to check it out!