Fetch Clay, Make Man
January 25 - February 25
by Will Power
directed by TBD
Previews: January 20, 21, and 24
Opening Night: January 25, 2018
Runs: January 25 – February 25, 2018
Historical icons – Muhammad Ali & Stepin’ Fetchit explore friendship at the heart of race relations in 1960s America. The play is set on the eve of the Cassius Clay―Sonny Liston rematch, and based on the friendship between the actor Stepin Fetchit and Cassius Clay―soon to become Muhammad Ali. Fetch Clay, Make Man explores how each handled a life in the public eye as black men in their respective eras―Hollywood in the 20s, where a black actor’s career depended on playing caricatures, and the mid-60s, after the assassination of Malcolm X. With “incisive characterizations, crackling dialogue and generous doses of dark humor” (Hollywood Reporter).