And in This Corner: Cassius Clay

Atlantic Theater Company

Every hero starts somewhere. For 12-year-old Cassius Clay Jr., who would become the sports legend known to the world as Muhammad Ali, it was a boxing gym in Louisville, Kentucky. This is the swift and vibrant origin story of how a determined young boy growing up in the Jim Crow South took on all challengers in his path to becoming…The Greatest. An unlikely hero is a classic story, but And in This Corner goes an extra, exhilarating round by exploring how remarkable communities help to create them.

This stage play turned four-part episodic audio drama by playwright, rapper, and poet Idris Goodwin is recommended for grades 4 and up. Reservations are free but required.

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