Full Length Play, Drama / 4m, 1f
"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
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- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Time Period: 1900-1910
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Setting: Various cities in the US. Some point between 1905 and 1910.
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
WYNTON - His trainer. 50s.
NINA - His fierce big sister. 30s.
FISH - An amateur boxer. 18.
MAX - A fight promoter and referee. White. 40s
- Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
- Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
The Royale premiered at Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, CA in April 2013 under the direction of Daniel Aukin.