Cleveland Play House | Outcalt Theatre | Cleveland, OH 2018.
Written by Marco Ramirez Director Robert Barry Fleming
Scenery Jason Ardizzone-West Clothes Toni-Leslie James Lighting Alan C. Edwards Sound Jane Shaw
with Preston Butler III (Jay), Brian D. Coats (Wynton), Leo Marks (Max), Johnny Ramey (Fish) & Nikkole Salter (Nina).
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 the groundbreaking sports legend Jack Johnson.
Photos by Jason Ardizzone-West & Alan C. Edwards. All rights reserved.