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.
"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.