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Full-Length Play (60-80 minutes)
2 f, 7 m
At the sound of the bell, young Cassius Clay Jr. takes his first step into the ring and starts becoming the man the world would know as Muhammad Ali. This swift, vibrant historical drama bobs and weaves through the iconic boxer's early life in Jim Crow-era Louisville. 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.
"It deserves its place among the wealth of literature on 'The Greatest' because it is one of the most insightful examinations into the life of Ali." —Arts-Louisville.com