Photos by Kristi Jan Hooover.
The Pittsburgh Tatler | By Wendy Arons
Feb 6, 2017
The Royale is one of those plays that lingers: its combination of confident theatricality and brutally honest emotion is fresh and bracing…
Visit Pittsburgh | By Molly Allweins
Feb. 2, 2017
Similar to a Shakespearean play, there is a notable rhythm to “The Royale”. Instead of iambic pentameter, however, the action and dialogue flows through the claps and stomps of the actors on stage. Words and sounds are the stars.
‘Burgh Vivant | Lonnie the Theatre Lady
Feb. 2, 2017
It’s almost like poetry. You could feel every blow & every punch.
Pittsburgh in the Round | By Jason Clearfield
Feb 2, 2017
The jabbing dialogue overlays every continuous line. The chorus that pieces the fight, from build to final punch, works within the direction so smoothly; it fixes the adrenaline of a boxing match into the beat of a song.
Pittsburgh City Paper | By Ted Hoover
Feb. 1, 2017
Desean Kevin Terry attacks the role of Jay with an intensity as controlled as it is ferocious… Bernard Gilbert and Bria Walker provide a powerful reminder of the risk and pain at stake.
Pittsburgh Owl Scribe | By Dave Zuchowski
Jan 31, 2017
The Royale is a heart-pounding drama inspired by the true story of the trail-blazing African American boxer, Jack Johnson.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | By Sharon Eberson
Jan. 31, 2017
Under the direction of Stuart Carden, you feel the impact of every psychological gut punch as the “The Royale” delivers a battle cry for a more just world order.
PA Theatre Guide | By Shawn Clerkin
Jan. 31, 2017
Director Stuart Carden stages the production with exciting and innovative movement and physical dexterity
TribLIVE.com | By Sally Quinn
Jan. 20, 2017
“I don’t see how anyone any can read and, hopefully, see our production, and not be struck by this piece.” -Desean Kevin Terry to Sally Quinn
Pittsburgh-Post Gazette | By Sharon Eberson
Jan. 19, 2017
“I have been doing a lot of work in film and TV, and I wanted to tell a story that could only be told in theater, that can only be experienced live, that demands the audience’s imagination. You have to be onboard for that.” – Marco Ramirez
NEXTpittsburgh | By Jennifer Baron
Jan. 16, 2016
Get a ringside seat at the Southside-based theater to explore racial tensions, individual ambition, sporting and social history—all through the dramatic lens of the boxing world at the turn of the 20th century.
ANDREW WILLIAM SMITH
TIM EDWARD RHOZE
DESEAN KEVIN TERRY
TONY II LORRICH
Scenic & Lighting Designer
Body Percussion and Movement Choreographer
SUN, JAN 22 | 7:00 PM
FRI, JAN 27 | 8:00 PM
SUN, JAN 29 | 2:00 PM
FRI, FEB 3 | 8:00 PM
SUN, FEB 5 | 2:00 PM
TUES, FEB 7| 7:00 PM
SUN, FEB 12 | 2:00 PM
Open Captioning & Audio Description
Approximately 75 minutes; there is no intermission.
A strobe light will be used for this production.
Starting at $37.50.
$15 advance tickets, excluding Fridays 8pm/Saturdays 5:30pm.
$15 rush tickets at the Box Office beginning two hours prior to show.
Tickets will be held at Will Call. Must present valid ID. One ticket per ID.
A limited number of “Pay-What-You-Want” tickets will be available two hours before the 1 p.m. performance on Saturday, February 4th. Please call the box office in advance to check on availability. Mention “Pay-What-You-Want” pricing when purchasing.
$22 rush tickets at the Box Office beginning two hours prior to show.
Save when you bring a group! For pricing, contact Joel Ambrose, Box Office Manager, by email or at: 412.431.4400 x286.
As a participating Blue Star Theatre, City Theatre is happy to offer 25% off to military personnel and their families. More info >