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The Royale

by Marco Ramirez | Feb 2 - March 4
Directed by Austene Van

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. Told in six rounds and set in a boxing ring, The Royale is inspired by the story of Jack Johnson, an African American boxer whose quick rise to stardom made him a world-wide phenomenon. But at the height of the Jim Crow era, victory for a black man over a white man posed untold dangers and Jay quickly finds himself fighting for more than just a title. Written by award-winning American writer Marco Ramirez (Sons of Anarchy, Orange is the New Black), Yellow Tree is thrilled to host the regional premiere of this extraordinary new play!

“The Royale is a rhythmic knockout!”...”tautly engaging”...”hypnotic, transporting”...”you feel the ground fall out from under you”...”well-paced, propulsive production”...”strong performances”...”This muscular, crafty cast helps to give “The Royale” its knockout punch.”
— Rohan Preston, Mpls. Star Tribune

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Yellow Tree's 2018 Gala Fundraiser
Saturday, March 10th at 6:00pm
Tickets: $75 | Table for 8 $600
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Dust off your party digs and come on out to Osseo's hottest party of the year! Featuring live entertainment from YTT stars, a fancy sit-down dinner and an exciting live and silent auction! Wine and merriment included. Buy a whole table for you and your besties! Eat, drink and party--all to benefit the arts in your community! Tickets are limited so get 'em while you can! 


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