And in This Corner . . . Cassius Clay

Friday, February 26, 2016
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Before he became "The Greatest," Muhammad Ali was just a boy named Cassius Clay growing up in Jim Crow Louisville, Kentucky. In a rage over a stolen bicycle, 12-year-old Cassius meets the white cop who will be his first boxing coach on his way to Olympic glory.

This play, presented by Metro Theater Company and performed at the Missouri History Museum, is a true story of courage, conscience and community. 

Tickets are $18 for adults, $14 for students/seniors/military, $12 for groups of 10 or more and $8 for school groups. 

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, Feb. 14, 21 and 28 at 2 p.m. This show is appropriate for all ages.

More information and tickets: metroplays.org

Read our feature story for more details

Check out these great events happening at various performances:

At Every Performance: Take a Selfie with the Greatest! This is your chance to make yourself a superhero or stand in the right like Muhammad Ali. Put yourself in the action with GoodEye Photoshare's Green Screen Selfie Station and use your smart phone to take a selfit in front of the screen and email it to GoodEye. Within minutes, your picture will come back with your chosen screen!

Opening Weekend Festivities: 

Make Your Own Boxing Poster. Using metal and wood type, each participant will print thier 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 make promotional boxing posters from the era of Cassius Clay's boxing career. This free activity takes place in the lower level atrium staring one hour prior to each performance.

See more special events and presentations going on during the run of the play at cassiusproject.com/performances.

 

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