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The Royale


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Target Young Audiences Performances

Direct Access Theatre Experience
May 25, 2013
On Sale: Feb. 5, 2013

Stage Talks

Wed., May 22, 2013
Wed., May 29, 2013

Performance Length

80 mins
No intermission


June 6 at 7:30pm

Be Aware

Recommended for ages 13+
Mild Adult Language, Racial themes

Children 6 and under who may cry or fidget are never admitted.


CTG Show Guide for Parents

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What do you do when the fight chooses you?

It's the fight of his life, and you've got a ringside seat!

Jay "The Sport" Jackson wants a shot at the world title in a time when black and white boxers did not face off. And he's out to win at ANY cost. No matter the consequences.

So he comes out swinging and slinging words in a spectacular barrage of rhythm and heat, language and adrenaline, sinew and cocksure swagger. But in fighting for the recognition he deserves, will he - and those he loves - be strong enough for the responsibility that comes with this unprecedented undertaking?

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See the play come to life in these recently released production photos. Click the multimedia tab above.

The RoyaleThe Royale Performances Magazine now available

The Royale is muscular, musical, kinetic: six intense rounds of riveting storytelling  punctuated by syncopated dialogue and emotional right hooks. You've never seen, heard or felt a play like this. 

Recommended for ages 13+

From “Freed-Man” to Free: The Distance of the Journey

Read about the turn of the century history depicted in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone and The Royale.






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  • World Premiere
    Marco Ramirez
  • Directed by
    Daniel Aukin
  • Set and Costume Design by
    Andrew Boyce
  • Lighting Design by
    Lap Chi Chu
  • Original Music and Sound Design by
    Ryan Rumery
  • Movement and Rhythm by
    Ameenah Kaplan
  • Robert Gossett
  • Diarra Oni Kilpatrick
  • David St. Louis
  • Keith Szarabajka
  • Desean Terry

The Royale is generously supported in part by Joni & Miles Benickes, Co-Chairs of the Artists & Educators Forum.