One Night in Miami

A Job-side Project

By Kemp Powers

Directed by Lori Shannon

Mar. 20, 2017

Mon. 7:30pm

Tickets: Free

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

One Night in Miami is the debut work of Kemp Powers and premiered in 2013. It is a fictional account of the real events of February 25, 1964. It highlights a pivotal moment in the lives of four African American icons. A 22 year old Cassius Clay, the newly crowned world boxing champion, as he transforms into Muhammad Ali. Clay is joined by Nation of Islam leader Malcolm X, singer-songwriter and producer Sam Cooke and football superstar Jim Brown. The men, friends in real life, celebrate Clay’s surprise title win over Sonny Liston in a Miami hotel room, watched over by the Nation of Islam security.

Cast

  • Dujuan Cole
  • Tony Collins
  • Donte McClain
  • Thomas Morgan
  • Leeton Worrell

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