The Royale

by Marco Ramirez

May 28 – June 26, 2016

Synopsis

This explosive play is inspired by the story of boxer Jack Johnson who, at the height of the Jim Crow era, became the most famous and notorious black man on Earth. With a combination of rapid-fire dialogue and rhythmic percussion it depicts the epic journey of one man’s quest for fame–no matter the consequence.

“ASTONISHING! A tightly laced drama about race, success, trust and boxing that delivers a power punch to the soul!”- Chicago Sun Times

This play has received great reviews in London, Chicago and LA. It opened at Lincoln Center in March to great reviews. Award-winning playwright Marco Ramirez was born and raised in Miami — and attended Miami-Dade County Public schools. He went on to New York University and then was accepted into the prestigious playwriting program at Julliard. He left Julliard to go to Hollywood to write for television. Since there, he has worked on Sons of Anarchy, Orange Is The New Black, Daredevil and Da Vinci’s Demons.

Who’s Who

The Cast

Fish: Ryan George
Jay: Aygemange Clay
Wynton: André Gainey
Nina: Shein Mompremier
Max: Gregg Weiner

The Artists

Playwright: Marco Ramirez
Director: Joseph Adler
Set Design: Lyle Baskin
Lighting Design: Jeff Quinn
Sound Design: Matt Corey
Music Director: Eric Alsford
Costumes: Ellis Tillman
Props: Beth Fath
Technical Director: Carlos Rodriguez
Stage Manager: Kristin Pieski


Aygemang Clay

Aygemang Clay

 

Ryan George, André Gainey, Gregg Weiner and Aygemang Clay

Ryan George, André Gainey, Gregg Weiner and Aygemang Clay

Shein Mompremier and Angemang Clay

Shein Mompremier and Angemang Clay

 

Ryan George, Gregg Weiner, Angemang Clay and André Gainey

Ryan George, Gregg Weiner, Angemang Clay and André Gainey

Ryan George, Gregg Weiner, Angemang Clay and André Gainey

Ryan George, Gregg Weiner, Angemang Clay and André Gainey

 

Ryan George and Aygemang Clay

Ryan George and Aygemang Clay


Photos: George Schiavone