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The Royale

March 1, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

A play by Marco Ramirez and directed by Tyrone Phillips.

Jay “The Sport” Jackson dreams of being the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. But it’s 1905, and in the racially segregated world of boxing, his chances are as good as knocked out. When a crooked boxing promoter hatches a plan for “the fight of the century,” “The Sport” just might land a place in the ring with the reigning white heavyweight champion.

Based loosely on true events in the life of the first African-American heavyweight champion Jack Johnson, this play asks, “How different are things in the present?”

Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, December 7, at 10am, online only.

Details

Date:
March 1, 2023
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Website:
https://krannertcenter.com/events/royale

Venue

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
500 S. Goodwin Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801 United States
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