The Royale

by Marco Ramirez
Directed by Stuart Carden

March 08 - 26 , 2017

2016-2017 Studio Season

The Story

The brutal rhythm of boxing underscores this brilliantly stylized drama. Rising black prizefighter Jay “The Sport” Jackson dominates his opponents, but the harsh social realities of the early 1900s force him to fight twice as hard to earn recognition outside of the ring. Loosely based on iconic fighter Jack Johnson, The Royale brings us ringside to one man’s quest for victory against all odds.

Creative & Production Staff

Scenic and Lighting Designer: Brian Bembridge
Costume Designer: Christine Pascual
Sound Designer: Mikhail Fiksel
Body Percussion & Movement Choreographer: Stephanie Paul
Stage Manager: Shannon B. Sturgis

Cast

Akron Lanier Watson (Jay Jackson)
Samuel Ray Gates (Wynton)
Lance Baker (Max)
Bernard Gilbert (Fish)
Bria Walker (Nina)
Maalik Shakoor (Ensemble)
Jarris Williams (Ensemble)

Akron Lanier Watson and Samuel Ray Gates. Photo by Jon Gitchoff.

Bernard Gilbert and Akron Lanier Watson. Photo by Jon Gitchoff.

Lance Baker. Photo by Jon Gitchoff.

Bernard Gilbert, Lance Baker and Akron Lanier Watson. Photo by Jon Gitchoff.

Bernard Gilbert and Akron Lanier Watson. Photo by Jon Gitchoff.

Akron Lanier Watson and Bria Walker. Photo by Jon Gitchoff.

Samuel Ray Gates and Akron Lanier Watson. Photo by Jon Gitchoff.

Akron Lanier Watson. Photo by Jon Gitchoff.

Akron Lanier Watson and Bria Walker. Photo by Jon Gitchoff.

Bernard Gilbert. Photo by Jon Gitchoff.