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
OCT invites several illustrators and comic artists to sketch the show from the audience. Check out their work 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
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.
70 minutes with no intermission
Discounts available for groups of 8 or more! Click here for more info.
"In the relatively small space of the Winningstad Theatre, it all comes together for a production that’s larger than life – just like its star, and the one he’s portraying." –Oregon ArtsWatch
"La’Tevin Alexander delivers a knockout performance as Clay, channeling his trademark humor and self-assurance and fleshing out a thoroughly believable transformation from one who fights for himself to one who fights for all."
"[La'Tevin] Alexander’s performance was natural and captivating and magnetic, much like Cassius Clay himself..."And In This Corner" doesn’t shy away from difficult topics or situations, but it’s also full of laugh-out-loud moments."