As reported in the Louisville edition of Business First, StageOne Family Theatre, the Muhammad Ali Center, and The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts are collaborating with award-winning playwright Iris Goodwin to produce and perform a new work entitled "And in this corner...Cassius Clay."
“We hope this theatrical rendition furthers the community pride in Louisville’s hometown hero, provides motivation for our young people to pursue greatness, and creates more excitement about Muhammad Ali’s legacy and its Louisville connection,"Donald Lassere, president and CEO of theMuhammad Ali Center, said in the release.
The play will focus on the life of Muhammad Ali, nee Clay, as he grew up in a segregated Louisville. It's open to the public, and it also will be part of a program that brings new plays to more than 25,000 children in Jefferson County Public Schools. Through the program, JCPS students will be able to watch the play in the Bomhard Theater at the Kentucky Center and tour the Muhammad Ali Center at little or no cost, the release states.
JCPS also is working with StageOne to raise money to help underwrite the cost of the program for low-income schools.
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