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September 28 – November 6, 2016
STIEMKE STUDIO

by Marco Ramirez
DIRECTED by Kevin Ramsey

AGE RECOMMENDATION: 14 and up
APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 
75 minutes

 

» Review: ...[AN] ELEGANT PRESENTATION THAT WILL BE REMEMBERED LONG AFTER THE BELL AT THE LAST ROUND” – Broadway World
» Review: SMARTLY WRITTEN AND WELL EXECUTED” – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
» Review: BREATHTAKING…IMAGINATIVE STAGING” – OnMilwaukee
» Review: EXCELLENT PRODUCTION” – Total Theater
» Feature: David St. Louis plays a boxer with a powerful mind in "The Royale"
» Feature: Read the Shepherd Preview Article
» Video: Watch David St. Louis chat with the ladies of Morning Blend

A BRILLIANT NEW PLAY

From the award-winning writer of the hit TV series Orange Is the New Black and Sons of Anarchy comes one of the hottest new plays fresh from its acclaimed New York run where it played to sold-out audiences and was a New York Times Critics’ Pick! Jay “The Sport” Jackson wants nothing more than to prove he’s the best boxer in the world but in the Jim Crow era, 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. Set in a boxing ring and inspired by the true story of the boxer who broke the color barrier in professional sports, The Royale packs a punch that will leave you breathless.

THE STIEMKE STUDIO SEASON IS SPONSORED BY 
Ed Seaberg & Patrick Smith
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Jackie Herd-Barber and Michael Barber


* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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PRE
SHOW

Rep-in-Depth

A pre-show conversation with cast member Sade’ Moore (Nina). Rep-in-Depth occurs 45 minutes before curtain for every performance of The Royale.

POST
SHOW
5
Oct

TalkBack

Immediately following select performances of The Royale join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production.

POST
SHOW
7
Oct

Special TalkBack

Join Special Guest Pete Ehrmann, staff writer for OnMilwaukee and expert on the history of black boxing in Milwaukee, as he discusses the important of boxing during the Civil Rights Movement in Milwaukee.

8
Oct

BOXING WORKSHOP

1-2pm in Quadracci Powerhouse lobby – Fitness and boxing trainer and former professional boxer Alberto Mercedes from AMC Boxing will teach a free boxing workshop. All ages welcome, no experience necessary! Learn more about Alberto Mercedes’ studio here. Recommended for ages 5-60.

PRE
SHOW
12
Oct

TalkBack

Immediately following select performances of The Royale join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production.

POST
SHOW
15
Oct

Panel Discussion

The March on Milwaukee – Participants in the 1965-68 March on Milwaukee will discuss this landmark event, right here on the Stiemke stage. Moderated by Everett L. Marshburn, producer of MPTV’s Black Nouveau and Freedom Walkers of Milwaukee. Learn More

POST
SHOW
19
Oct

TalkBack

Immediately following select performances of The Royale join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production.

22
OCT

BOXING WORKSHOP

1-2pm in Quadracci Powerhouse lobby – Fitness and boxing trainer and former professional boxer Alberto Mercedes from AMC Boxing will teach a free boxing workshop. All ages welcome, no experience necessary! Learn more about Alberto Mercedes’ studio here. Recommended for ages 5-60.

POST
SHOW
26
Oct

TalkBack

Immediately following select performances of The Royale join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production.

29
OCT

Boxing Workshop

1-2pm in Quadracci Powerhouse lobby – Fitness and boxing trainer and former professional boxer Alberto Mercedes from AMC Boxing will teach a free boxing workshop. All ages welcome, no experience necessary! Learn more about Alberto Mercedes’ studio here. Recommended for ages 5-60.

POST
SHOW
2
Nov

Special Talkback

Wednesday November 2, following the 1:30pm performance (approx. 3pm) – Join local historian Randal Ali for a conversation about the real Jack Johnson and the impact of his life on American society. Randal Ali has an MA in African Studies from the University of Iowa and a PhD in History, and has written several articles detailing Jock Johnson’s history and cultural significance. 

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