And In This Corner: Cassius Clay


Written | Idris Goodwin

Directed | Aaron Cabell

Scenic Design | Anita Tripathi

Assistant Scenic Design | Aren Carpenter

Produced | Children’s Theatre of Charlotte



At the sound of the bell, young Cassius Clay Jr. takes his first step into the ring and starts becoming the man the world would know as Muhammad Ali. This swift, vibrant historical drama bobs and weaves through the iconic boxer’s early life in Jim Crow-era Louisville. An unlikely hero is a classic story, but And in This Corner goes an extra, exhilarating round by exploring how remarkable communities help to create them.



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