“No matter how big they got, they started out small.”
Long before he was Muhammad Ali, 12-year-old Cassius Clay knew he would be a hero someday, no matter what anyone else had to say. In the nation’s dark time of Jim Crow racism and violence, Cassius— with the support of his family, training from Officer Joe Martin, and his own hard work—fought his way onto the gold-medal stand and into the history books.
Eve Alvord Theatre
Age Recommendation: For Ages 9+
Running Time: Approximately 70 minutes. No intermission.
Tickets start at $20.
This production has past.
“everyone–adults, children, seniors–needs to see this play, twice.”
Sara Porkalob (Deconstruct Collective)
Active Audience Guide
- Civil Rights
- Physical Education
And In This Corner: Cassius Clay Fights the Good Fight
ALL THE GREATS WERE ONCE CHILDREN
Cast, Design Help to Elevate Seattle Children’s Theatre’s And In This Corner: Cassius Clay
Big Image Theatre Network
Cast / Creative
André G. Brown
Andrew Lee Creech
Bria Samoné Henderson
Malika Oyetimein Director
Geoffrey Alm Fight Choreographer
Shawn Ketchum Johnson Scenic Designer
Samantha Jones Costume Designer
Michael Keck Composer and Sound Designer
Matt Webb Lighting Designer
Alyssa Keene Dialect Coach
Jenn Hill Wig Master
Adrienne Mendoza Stage Manager
Quy Ton Production Asistance
For Children and Young Adults
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Matt de la Peña
A Child's Introduction to African American History: The Experience, People, and Events that Shaped Our Country
Who Was Muhammad Ali?
James Buckley, Jr.
Kid Athletes: True Tales of Childhood from Sports Legends
The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life
The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth, & Harlem’s Greatest Bookstore
Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
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For Adults Working with Children and Young Adults
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Charles R. Smith, Jr.
Twelve poems illuminating twelve pivotal phases of Muhammad Ali’s life.
Booklist prepared by Michelle Angell
Pierce County Library System