The Royale

By Marco Ramirez

Directed by Tyrone Phillips

This is one of those plays that will have people talking; a production you simply will not want to miss. About the glory, and the doubt, and the very real danger that comes with blazing trails as a Black man in America. Like the sport at its center, itís a story suffused with grace. Theatrical and kinetic, like a boxing ballet, swept along by language thatís beautiful, crisp and crystalline clear. And then thereís the fighter himself. Irresistible. Brash. Confident. At least on the outside. A man at the very top of his craft, forced by society into the role of underdog. Not that heíll let that get in his way. Though there may be a price to be paid. A sports thriller thatís so much more, based on the life of the great Jack Johnson.

Produced by American Players Theatre at APT's Touchstone Theatre, American Players Theatre, 5950 Golf Course Road, Spring Green

Performances: June 16 - September 27, 2023

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