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Royale, The - Full Length Play, Drama

Royale, The

Marco Ramirez

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Full Length Play, Drama

4m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573705304

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.

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Period

90 minutes

Time Period - 1900-1910

Settings Of Play - Various cities in the US. Some point between 1905 and 1910.

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Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Period Costumes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

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. 

REVIEWS 

"Ramirez avoids cliches, preferring to delve deep into his leading character's psyche and probe such complex questions as whether breaking down barriers or smashing glass ceilings can be almost an accident, and, either way, something not worth the personal cost." - Chicago Tribune, Read More

"[...] 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, Read More

"Extraordinarily efficient! That this production never deploys real physical blows in recreating life in the ring is by no means to say that it doesn’t pack a punch." - The New York Times, Read More 

"[The Royale's] lively manner of telling reanimates this breakthrough saga for a new generation." - Los Angeles Times, Read More

"The play is a stylized, blazingly theatrical triumph that keeps audience members on the edge of their seats." - Miami Herald, Read More


Check out these photos from Lincoln Center Theatre's production of The Royale in February 2016.


RELATED ARTICLES ON BREAKING CHARACTER 

Art as a Catalyst: The Royale takes Center Stage in Pittsburgh 
by Clare Drobot 
April 28, 2017


The Royale premiered at Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, CA in April 2013 under the direction of Daniel Aukin.

Characters

CASTING

4m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Role(s) for Black Actor(s), Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

JAY - The Negro Heavyweight Champion. Late 20s/early 30s.
WYNTON - His trainer. 50s.
NINA - His fierce big sister. 30s.
FISH - An amateur boxer. 18.
MAX - A fight promoter and referee. White. 40s
Videos
  • Scenes from Center Theatre Group's The Royale

  • The Center Theatre Group cast discusses The Royale

  • The Royale Bush Theatre trailer

Author

Marco Ramirez

MARCO RAMIREZ has had plays produced at Lincoln Center (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations), The Kennedy Center (Helen Hayes nomination), The Humana Festival, The Old Globe (San Diego), The Bush Theatre (London), and Center Theatre Group. Honors include Juilliard’s Lila Acheson Wallace Playwriting Fellowship, Lincoln Center’s Le Comte du Nouy Award, and nominations for WGA and Emmy ... view full profile

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