PHOTO CALL: Nikki M. James, K. Todd Freeman, John Earl Jelks, Richard Masur Star in Fetch Clay, Make Man at NYTW

News   PHOTO CALL: Nikki M. James, K. Todd Freeman, John Earl Jelks, Richard Masur Star in Fetch Clay, Make Man at NYTW The New York Theatre Workshop production of Will Power's Fetch Clay, Make Man began performances Aug. 23 at the Off-Broadway venue.

Directed by Des McAnuff, the cast comprises Ray Fisher, K. Todd Freeman, Anthony Gaskins, Tony winner Nikki M. James, John Earl Jelks, Jeremy Tardy and Richard Masur.

"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," according to press notes. "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, they fight together 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."

Here's a look at the production:

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