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The Royale

By Marco Ramirez

Inspired by the life and story of Jay Johnson, The Royale by Marco Ramirez is the story of a Black prizefighter navigating life in the United States in the early 20th century.

Jay “The Sport” Jackson is handsome, tough, headstrong, cocky, and undeniably the best Black heavyweight boxer during the end of the first decade of the 20th century. Jay grapples with the repercussions of crossing the color barrier after
procuring a fight with Bixby, a white boxer, and the heavyweight champion of the world. As he prepares for his historic fight, he endeavors to conquer the label of merely a “Black boxer” and wrestles with the stigmas of living as a Black man
during a racially volatile early 20th-century social ecosystem. He confronts violent, fiscal, political, and personal limitations as the reality and weight of
racial tension in America becomes more transparent.

“This ain’t about what side of town we grew up in,
How we look,
How we soundIt’s about how we fight.”
(Jay: I.III.43)

Pay What You Want Preview:
Thursday, March 10, 2022

Opening Night:
Friday, March 11, 2022

Saturday, March 12, 2022
Sunday Matinee March 13, 2022
Thursday, March 17, 2022
Friday, March 18, 2022
Saturday, March 19, 2022
Sunday Matinee March 20, 2022

Doors open at 7pm
Play starts at 8pm

Doors open at 1pm
Play starts at 2pm