And in This Corner: Cassius Clay

March 3-25, 2018

Every superhero has an origin story. 12-year-old Cassius Clay's story begins with a chance encounter with a police officer who teaches him how to box.

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Every superhero has an origin story.  Twelve-year-old Cassius Clay’s story begins in segregated
Louisville, KY, when his bike gets stolen and he meets a police officer who teaches him how to box. Step into the ring with Cassius (and his world-famous wit and sense of humor) as he becomes one of history’s greatest boxers and civil rights advocates, Muhammad Ali.  

★ Written by NEA award-winning playwright, Idris Goodwin

In conjunction with this show, OCT is hosting a conversation with Oregon Humanities entitled, "What Does It Mean to be Good? Exploring Morality in the Midst of Structural Oppression." Learn more here.

Dates & Times
March 3—25, 2018
Saturdays at 2:00pm and 5:00pm
Sundays at 11:00am and 2:00pm

Winningstad Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland

Age Recommendation
8 and up
Please note: This show uses historically accurate language that we believe
reflects the reality of the setting of the play, 1960s segregated America. For more information, click here.

Run time
70 minutes with no intermission

Ticket Prices
Discounts available for groups of 8 or more! Click here for more info.

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Written by Idris Goodwin. Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (