The Royale

Friday, September 21, 2018 to Sunday, October 14, 2018


By Marco Ramirez
Directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian

September 21 – October 14

Jay “The Sport” Jackson needs one more win to become heavyweight champion of the world, but in the Jim Crow reality of 1905 America, his greatest opponent may not be in the ring.  Inspired by the true story of trailblazing boxer Jack Johnson, The Royale bristles with the thrilling rapid-fire dialogue and rhythmic punctuation of playwright Marco Ramirez (Netflix’s Daredevil, Orange is the New Black). This powerhouse of a play brings to explosive life the ultimate fight for a man’s place in history and packs a punch that will leave you breathless.

Special Events
September 25: Opening Night
Stay after the show for desserts from Bella Napoli and a champagne (or ginger ale) toast with the show’s cast and crew!

October 2: Chef’s Table Night
Hello, delicious. Enjoy complimentary light fare before the show – one of the best kept secrets in town!

October 3 & 10: Post-show Discussion Nights
Producing Artistic Director Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill will host a post-show discussion with members of the cast. Stay and join the conversation!

October 14: Behind the Scenes
A pre-show discussion with our Producing Artistic Director Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill. Starts at 12:30 pm and includes a light continental breakfast.

See The Royale at theREP and give back to the Ring of Hope
Purchase tickets to The Royale at Capital Repertory Theatre for either performance* on Saturday, October 13, 2018 and $5 of your ticket cost will be donated to the Schenectady Ring of Hope Boxing Peaceful Warriors program.

Schenectady Ring of Hope Boxing offers a safe haven and supportive environment to inner city youth and young adults. The mission is to provide disadvantaged young men and women with an alternative to drug use, gang violence, homelessness and despair and is founded on the principles that physical well-being, moral strength, emotional health and a hopeful outlook can be nurtured simultaneously.

Personal Responsibility Statement: Proctors prides itself on offering a diverse selection of arts entertainment. Not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for every person or for all ages. Patrons are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the shows we offer in order to make informed decisions prior to purchasing tickets.