THE ROYALE

by Marco Ramirez

Directed by Lisa Tricomi
Featuring Kim Sullivan (Seen in all 10 of American Stage’s August Wilson Productions)

A TAMPA BAY AREA PREMIERE

“…a stylized, blazingly theatrical triumph…” -Miami Herald

WE THE PEOPLE…WILL FIGHT FOR OUR RIGHTFUL PLACE

From an award-winning writer on the hit TV series Orange Is the New Black comes one of America’s hottest new plays. Jay “The Sport” Jackson wants nothing more than to prove he’s the best boxer in the world. However in the Jim Crow era, his chances are as good as knocked out. When a 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. But is the country ready for this face off? Through the sights and sounds of the early 20th century boxing circuit, THE ROYALE packs a punch that will leave you breathless.

SEPTEMBER 20 – OCTOBER 15, 2017

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Spotlight Series: PROLOGUE

30 minutes prior to every performance

Arrive early and enjoy our interactive prologue series. The discussion will explore fascinating details about the play and the artists prior to select performances. FREE to THE ROYALE ticket holders

Spotlight Series: BEHIND-THE-SCENES

Guest Speaker: TBA
Date: Sunday, September 10 at 1PM

The perfect primer! Take a peek behind the curtain before the opening of THE ROYALE with this informative and entertaining presentation about the play, the playwright, and the American Stage artists who bring it all to life. Professor Emerita Dedee Aleccia will provide relevant details about the history and central themes of the play, while members of the artistic team will give an insider’s perspective on their process.

Pricing: $10 for General Public. 
Free for American Stage Subscribers and Act 1 Club Members


Spotlight Series: COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS

Date: Tuesday, October 10 at 7PM

Great theatre inspires contemplation and challenges our assumptions while inviting us to come together for conversation and a deeper connection. From social and political hot-button issues to ethical dilemmas, American Stage’s Community Conversations dig deeper into the intriguing and sometimes provocative topics explored by our mainstage productions. Join a panel of local experts as they guide us through a lively discussion, and answer questions about the relevancy of the subject matter explored in the play.

Pricing: $10 for General Public.
Free for American Stage Subscribers and Act 1 Club Members

SPECIAL GUESTS: TBA


Spotlight Series: CHATBACK

Thursdays & Sundays, After Select Performances
THE ROYALE Dates: Thursday, September 28 & Sunday, October 1 & 8, 2017

Stick around immediately following select performances to talk with the cast and other audience members while the experience of the play is fresh! Ask questions about the play, the characters, and the process, plus respond to the story and ideas aroused by the production. Free for ticket holders to the performance.

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