Cleveland Play House
Professional Equity House Theatre

By: Marco Ramirez

Show Description:
It’s 1910, and Negro Heavyweight Champion Jay “The Sport” Jackson is determined to prove he is equal to his white counterpart—in the ring and in life. Challenging his rival to “The Fight of the Century,” Jay knows that even if he wins the bout, the battle for acceptance won’t end. Inspired by groundbreaking sports legend Jack Johnson, The Royale is an electrifying adrenaline rush that packs an unforgettable punch as it takes you inside Jim Crow America, inside the ring, and inside the head of this remarkable fighter.

Staff and Cast:

Director: Robert Barry Fleming

Preston Butler III (Jay)
Brian D. Coats (Wynton)
Leo Marks (Max)
Johnny Ramey (Fish)
Nikkole Salter (Nina)
Ticket Information
and Promotional Materials

May 5 - May 27


7pm Tuesdays (added matinee 5/22 at 10:30am)
7:30pm Wednesdays
7:30pm Thursdays (added matinee 5/17 at 1:30pm)
7:30pm Fridays (5/11 at 8pm)
2:30pm and 7:30pm Saturdays (5/5 evening only)
2:30pm Sundays (5/6 at 6:30pm)

Runtime: 90m, no intermission
Content Advisories: Strong Language

$25-$85 Reserved Seating

(216) 241-6000
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Allen Theater Complex
1407 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115

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