Through the sights and sounds of the early 20th century boxing circuit, The Royale examines society’s relationship with our present-day cultural heroes and the responsibilities that are thrust upon them when they find themselves outside of the ropes. Loosely based on real events, The Royale brings to explosive life the ultimate fight for a place in history.
American writer Marco Ramirez sets this play in 1905 when the world of boxing is just as racially segregated as the rest of America. Told in six rounds and set in a boxing ring, The Royale is inspired by the often overlooked story of Jack Johnson, a boxer from Galveston who – at the height of the Jim Crow era – became the most famous and the most notorious black man on Earth.
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.
The Royale is winner of two Obie Awards, an Outer Critics Circle Award and a Drama Desk Award. Ticket prices vary and can be purchased online at https://www.recroomarts.org. You don’t want to miss this!
At Sommerall Station Apartments in Houston, Texas, we pride ourselves on informing our residents about all the upcoming events our beautiful community has to offer. Don’t hesitate to join this event on Saturday!
Saturday, April 20, 2019—8:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
100 Jackson Street
Houston, Texas 77002