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The Royale

By Marco Ramirez
Tyrone Phillips, director

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.

Based loosely on true events in the life of the first African-American heavyweight champion Jack Johnson, this play asks, “How different are things in the present?”

Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, December 7, at 10am, online only.

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Event Details

Tryon Festival Theatre
Th Feb 23, 2023 - 7:30pm CT
Fr Feb 24, 2023 - 7:30pm CT
Sa Feb 25, 2023 - 7:30pm CT
We Mar 01, 2023 - 7:30pm CT
Th Mar 02, 2023 - 7:30pm CT
Fr Mar 03, 2023 - 7:30pm CT
Sa Mar 04, 2023 - 2:00pm CT
Standard 25 / SC 24 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10