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The Royale: A Story of the Fight of One Boxer’s Life
Kirk Douglas Theatre (Culver City, CA)
Center Theatre Group presents the world premiere of Marco Ramirez’s The Royale at L.A.’s Kirk Douglas Theatre. Boxer Jay “The Sport” Jackson wants a shot at the world title. Trouble is, he’s living in a time when blacks and whites did not face off in the ring. But he’s out to win at any cost, no matter what the consequences. So he comes out swinging, slinging words in a spectacular barrage of rhythm and heat, language and adrenaline, sinew and swagger. The question is, will he — and those he loves — be strong enough to handle the responsibility that comes with the recognition from this unprecedented undertaking? With muscular storytelling, syncopated dialogue and emotional right hooks, you’ll feel like you’re sitting ringside.