by Marco Ramirez | Feb 2 - March 4
Directed by Austene Van
Wednesday - Saturday @ 7:30pm, Sunday @ 2:00pm
(Added matinees Wednesday, Feb. 14 & 21 at 2:00pm & Saturday, March 3 at 2:00pm)
Wed. & Thurs. $23 | Fri. $27 & Sat. $27
Sat. & Sun. Matinee $25
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!
“Original and graceful, The Royale packs a punch!”–The New York Times