Told in a boxing ring over six rounds, "The Royale" is an electrifying adrenaline rush that shows us the deeply human cost of making history. From playwright Marco Ramirez (Orange is the New Black, Daredevil) comes a story inspired by World Heavyweight Champion Jack Johnson – who at the height of the Jim Crow era – became the most famous Black man on Earth.
Gord, Trish and Yvette met beforehand at a restaurant near the restaurant. I was driving in from Waterloo and traffic was brutal so I missed supper and met them at the theatre.
The stage was set up at a boxing ring.
Here we are ... me, Gord, Trish and Yvette.
After the play, we hung out a bit catching up (as I missed supper). The actors came out and we chatted with Dion Johnstone (Jay/Jack). Yvette has a monthly radio/Internet show and suggested that Dion would be an interesting guest on her show ... it will be interesting to see if it happens.
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