STAGE TUBE: Nikki M. James, Des McAnuff & More on Making FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN
New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) presents Fetch Clay, Make Man, written by Will Power and directed by Tony-winner Des McAnuff, through Sunday, October 13. In the video below, McAnuff, Power, actors Nikki M. James, Ray Fisher, K. Todd Freeman and boxing coordinator Michail Olajide, Jr. talk about the making of FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN. Check it out below!
In the days leading up to one of Cassius Clay's most anticipated fights, the heavyweight boxing champion forms an unlikely friendship with the controversial Hollywood star Stepin Fetchit. With a script by award-winning performer and playwright Will Power, who received rave reviews for his plays Flow and The Seven at NYTW, and direction by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff (The Who's Tommy, Jersey Boys), Fetch Clay, Make Manexplores the improbable bond that forms between two drastically different and influential cultural icons. One a vibrant and audacious youth, the other a resentful and almost forgotten relic, they fight together to form their public personas and shape their legacies amidst the struggle of the civil rights movement of the mid-1960s. This true story is as powerful and poetic as Clay himself while also humorous and irreverent like Fetchit's signature act. Finding commonality in contradiction, Fetch Clay, Make Man examines the true meanings of strength, resilience, and pride.
Fetch Clay, Make Man plays at New York Theatre Workshop, 79 East 4th Street, between Second Avenue and Bowery. The regular performance schedule is Tuesday andWednesday at 7:00pm; Thursday and Friday at 8:00pm; Saturday at 3pm and 8pm; Sunday at 2pm and 7pm. Fetch Clay, Make Man runs through October 13. Tickets start at $70 and may be purchased online at www.ticketcentral.com, 24 hours a day, seven days a week or by phoning Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200, noon - 8pm daily. For exact dates and times of performance, visit www.nytw.org.