The Royale by Marco Ramirez

April 24, 2019
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April 27, 2019
100 Jackson Street | 130 C | Houston, TX 77002
Contact: Tasha
Phone: (713) 344-1291
Times: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Admission: $15 - $40, see website for details
Area of Town: Downtown

REGIONAL PREMIEREJay ‘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. Winner of two Obie Awards, an Outer Critics Circle Award and a Drama Desk Award, The Royale is inspired by the real-life story of Jack Johnson from Galveston, a boxer who - at the height of the Jim Crow era - became the most famous and the most notorious black man on Earth.Written by award-winning American writer Marco Ramirez (Sons of Anarchy, Orange is the New Black).“...a well constructed drama that captures both the beautiful frenzy of boxing and the (sadly still relevant) volatile state of race relations in America.”— THE TELEGRAPH“Rousing and resonant theatre-making.”— THE STAGE“[The Royale’s] lively manner of telling reanimates this breakthrough saga for a new generation.”— LOS ANGELES TIMES