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Fetch Clay, Make Man

Produced in Association with SpringHill

June 4 – July 2, 2023

Kirk Douglas Theatre
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Fetch Clay, Make Man

Vibrantly theatrical [with] incisive characterizations, crackling dialogue and generous doses of dark humor.

In the days leading up to one of Cassius Clay’s most anticipated fights, the heavyweight boxing champion forms an unlikely friendship with the controversial Hollywood star Stepin Fetchit. With a rhythmic script by award-winning performer and playwright Will Power and direction by Emmy Award® winner, Debbie Allen, Fetch Clay, Make Man explores the improbable bond that forms between two drastically different and influential cultural icons. One a vibrant and audacious youth, the other a resentful and almost forgotten relic—together as they fight to form their public personas and shape their legacies amidst the struggle of the Civil Rights Movement of the mid-1960s. This true story is as powerful and poetic as Clay himself while also humorous and irreverent like Fetchit’s signature act. Finding commonality in contradiction, Fetch Clay, Make Man examines the true meaning of strength, resilience, and pride.

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By Will Power
Directed by Debbie Allen
Produced in Association with SpringHill


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Performance Length

The performance length is 2 hours and 15 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.

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Opening Night

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