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Fetch Clay, Make Man

Off Broadway Play - Drama — 

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 rhythmic script by award-winning performer and playwright Will Power, who received rave reviews for his hip-hop productions of Flow and The Seven at NYTW, and direction by Tony Award-winner Des McAnuff (The Who's Tommy, Jersey Boys), FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN explores 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 – together they fight 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 examines the true meaning of strength, resilience and pride.

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Pricing information
$0.00 — $70.00
Prices subject to change.

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Student rush
Full-time students with a valid student ID may purchase $25 tickets for all performances (subject to availability). Limit one ticket per current ID. Tickets must be purchased in person by the ID holder and require an ID at the box office. For tickets, please visit the NYTW Box Office at 79 East 4th Street. (full-time students only)

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Opening date
September 12, 2013

Closing date
October 13, 2013

Running Time
Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, including intermission.

Age guidance

Show Notes
A number of seats are held for Sunday evening performances at 7:00 PM for $20 (Limit 4 per customer and subject to availability). Tickets are available in advance but must be purchased at the NYTW box office on a cash-only basis.
New York Theatre Workshop
79 E 4th St (Bowery and 2nd Ave)
New York, NY 10003
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  October 13, 2013 —  October 26, 2013

By subway
#6 to Astor Pl or
B, D, F, Q to Broadway / Lafayette or
F to 2nd Ave or
N, R to 8th St
By bus
M15, M103