Muhammad Ali play puts icons of black America on stage

Muhammad Ali play puts icons of black America on stage
 

Few plays open in the West End with an entirely black cast. But the main characters of One Night in Miami, set in 1964, are all icons of black America - including the activist Malcolm X and Cassius Clay, just as he takes the name Muhammad Ali. The actors say wholly black casts are only one way to improve diversity in the theatre.
One Night in Miami isn't really a play about boxing. But it takes its cue from a famous fight in Muhammad Ali's career.
Aged 22, and still known as Cassius Clay, Ali fought Sonny Liston at the Miami Beach Convention Hall. Liston abandoned the fight after the sixth... read more

 
11 October 2016 in Art & Culture, Views: 36
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