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The Royale

Event Type
Performance
Sponsor
Department of Theatre
Location
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts-Tryon Festival Theatre
Date
Feb 23, 2023 - Feb 25, 2023   7:30 pm  
Cost
$10 - $60
Registration
Registration
Contact
Cathy Feely
E-Mail
clfeely@illinois.edu
Views
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Originating Calendar
Black History Month

THE ROYALE ILLINOIS THEATRE By Marco Ramirez Tyrone Phillips, director 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?” The Royale is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com 

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