DIRECTED BY: Tawny Stephens
Set Design: Stephen Fister
Lighting Design: Scott Littleton
It’s 1910, and Negro Heavyweight Champion Jay “The Sport” Jackson is determined to prove he is
equal to his white counterpart—in the ring and in life. Challenging his rival to “The Fight of the Century,”
Jay knows that even if he wins the bout, the battle for acceptance won’t end.
Inspired by groundbreaking sports legend Jack Johnson, THE ROYALE is an electrifying adrenaline
rush that packs an unforgettable punch as it takes you inside Jim Crow America, inside the ring,
and inside the head of this remarkable fighter.
May 9 to May 18, 2019
Thu, Fri, and Sat nights at 8:00
Sunday, May 12 at 2:30

Alex Ungerman


Kendall Johnson


Kordell Wooten


Robert Burgins


Shronda Major


Terrific New Theatre's Mission Statement

​The mission of Terrific New Theatre is to promote the presence of non-profit community theatre in Birmingham, Alabama, and the surrounding region, through presentation of a distinctive season of high-quality contemporary programs. In addition, TNT will act as a showcase for local talent and as a workshop/lab where theatre folk can experience hands-on participation.