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The Royale Tells the Real-Life Story of Overlooked Boxer, Jack Johnson –Do Not Miss It

Through the sights and sounds of the early 20th century boxing circuit, The Royale examines society’s relationship with our present-day cultural heroes and the responsibilities that are thrust upon them when they find themselves outside of the ropes. Loosely based on real events, The Royale brings to explosive life the ultimate fight for a place in history.

American writer Marco Ramirez sets this play in 1905 when the world of boxing is just as racially segregated as the rest of America. Told in six rounds and set in a boxing ring, The Royale is inspired by the often overlooked story of Jack Johnson, a boxer from Galveston who – at the height of the Jim Crow era – became the most famous and the most notorious black man on Earth.

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. When a crooked boxing promoter hatches a plan for “the fight of the century,” “The Sport” just might land a place in the ring with the reigning white heavyweight champion.

The Royale is winner of two Obie Awards, an Outer Critics Circle Award and a Drama Desk Award. Ticket prices vary and can be purchased online at https://www.recroomarts.org. You don’t want to miss this!

Even though The Co-Op at Med Center Apartments in Houston, Texas provides you with all of the comfort, convenience, and entertainment you could possibly desire, we encourage our residents to venture outside of our apartment community and explore all that the city has to offer!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, April 20, 2019—8:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
Rec Room
100 Jackson Street
Houston, Texas 77002

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