“I've made my share of mistakes along the way, but if I have changed even one life for the better, I haven't lived in vain.” — Muhammad Ali
For more information or to purchase tickets to our public performances, click here or call the Box Office at (314) 441-5792.
To book a performance for your school or group, please email Ron James or call (314) 932-7414 x105.
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm
February 12—28, 2016
Monday—Thursday at 10:00am
February 1—4, 2016
Tuesday—Friday at 10:00am
February 9—26, 2016
Check out these great events going on before and after each performance:
Every Performance: Take a Selfie With The Greatest! This is your chance to make yourself a superhero, or even stand in the ring like Muhammad Ali! Put yourself in the action with GoodEye Photoshare‘s Green Screen Selfie Station! Use your smart phone to take a picture in front of the green screen and email it to GoodEye. Within minutes, your picture will come back with your chosen background!
Opening Weekend Festivities
All Opening Weekend Performances: Make your own boxing poster! Using metal and wood type each participant will print their own personalized boxing poster to take home. The letterpress experts at Central Print will introduce guests to the printmaking process that would have been used to create promotional boxing posters from the era of Cassius Clay’s boxing career. This free activity will take place in the lower level atrium starting one hour before each performance.
Thursday, February 11th: Spoken Truths of the Youth-Open Mic Poetry Night Hosted by Playwright, Idris Goodwin, and Spoken Word Artist, Kevin Coval. Performances by Felice Skye, Blue X Rayne and many more. This event will take place at 7:00pm in the Little Theatre at Normandy High School.
Friday, February 12th: Rhymes, Rhythms and Realities…Rapping with the Playwright Artistic Director, Julia Flood sits down with the playwright, Idris Goodwin, to explore his journey through writing this piece and what he wants you the audience to take away from the work. This free event will immediately follow the performance in the Lee Auditorium.
Saturday, February 13th: Training Like A Champ Heavyweight Amateur Boxing Champ Joshua Temple will run you through his training process. This free event will take place at 7:00pm before the performance in the Atrium/AT&T Room. Come early to experience an interactive workout and learn what it takes to be #1!
Saturday, February 13th: City Garden Montessori-Interactional Diversity: Building an anti-bias, anti-racist school community Executive director Christie Huck will lead a panel of parents, teachers and school board members discussing strategies to create racial equity in schools and communities. This free event will immediately follow the performance in the Lee Auditorium.
Sunday, February 14th: Intergenerational Voices in the Movement Panelist will reflect on their personal experiences in the movement as it relates to issues raised in the production. Conversation will include activists who have inspired social change from the past and new leaders who continue the work for racial equity in our community today! This free event will immediately follow the performance in the Lee Auditorium.
Second Weekend Festivities
Friday, February 19th: Training a Champ Join Coach Ami Mackee and two of the St. Louis All City Boxing lite young boxers as they discuss the focus, discipline and passion needed to train towards excellence. Joining the panel will be the former (founding) and current head boxing coach of the Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) boxing programs, William “Sarge” Anderson and Anthony Anderson, Sr. This free event will immediately follow the performance in the Lee Auditorium.
Saturday, February 20th: Cultural Leadership Cast member and Cultural Leadership alum Maalik Shakoor will facilitate a youth led panel discussing race and social justice as they explore reflections from the production. This free event will immediately follow the performance in the Lee Auditorium.
Sunday, February 21st: Abstract Visions through Artistic Hands Production artist, Cbabi Bayoc, will join the creators of the comic book Corporal Kaylee and the Camera Eye (Writer, Jim Ousley, and Artist, Ben Sawyer) as well as poster designer and print maker Eric Woods to discuss where they “drew” their inspiration. This free event will immediately follow the performance in the Lee Auditorium. Ousley, Sawyer and Woods will be signing comic books and posters in the Atrium one hour before the performance.
Closing Weekend Festivities
Friday, February 26th: The Intersection Between Art and Activism Panelists will explore how arts and social justice intersect and highlight projects in the city which promote community wellness, engagement and equity. This free event will immediately follow the performance in the Lee Auditorium. Panelists include: Adam Flores (Assistant Professor for Applied Theatre, Fontbonne University), Liz Pund (Community Arts Manager, Regional Arts Commission), Andrea Purnell (Artistic Director, Mental Health Institute) and Julia Flood (Artistic Director, Metro Theater Company).
Saturday, February 27th: Navigating The Map to Finding Your Passion and Using Your Talent Based on concepts from his TEDx talk, Dan Parris will walk audiences through the process of finding our purpose and how we can use our time, talent and treasures to make an impact in the world like the young Muhammad Ali. Dan Parris is an award-winning filmmaker and owner of Speak Up Productions, a St. Louis based film production company specializing in films about what matters. This free event will immediately follow the performance in the Lee Auditorium.
Sunday, February 28th: Gateway 2 Change Students are afforded the opportunity to discuss race with peers throughout the region, engage in activities designed to foster understanding and develop solutions for our community. Gateway 2 Change young leaders will discuss their work and how the organization works to promote positive social change.