And In This Corner: Cassius Clay

Metro Theater Company
Metro Theater Company presents the virtual streaming production of Idris Goodwin's "And In This Corner: Cassius Clay," March 22 - April 30, 2021.

After an extremely successful pay-per-view run this summer, Metro Theater Company is pleased to bring back an encore stream of “And In This Corner: Cassius Clay,” which tells the story of the young man who would become Muhammad Ali and his relationship with a white police officer who introduced him to boxing in Jim Crow-era Louisville. The play was a hit of the 2015-16 theater season and generated numerous accolades for Metro Theater Company, including the Network for Strong Communities’ prestigious Paulie Award for creating positive change through collaborative nonprofit partnerships. Led by Trigney Morgan as Cassius Clay between the ages of 11 and 20, the play was celebrated by the St. Louis American newspaper for its “authentic chemistry among the cast” and its potential to encourage audiences “to channel their inner champion and fight for what’s right.” The streaming production was filmed by HEC Media during the play’s original February 2016 run at the Missouri History Museum.

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