The New York Theatre Workshop production of Will Power's Fetch Clay, Make Man stars Ray Fisher and K. Todd Freeman as real life
African American figures who achieved renown for very different reasons.
In the days before one of the most controversial fights in boxing history,
23-year-old heavyweight champ Muhammad Ali (Fisher) forms an
improbable bond with former Hollywood star Stepin Fetchit (Freeman),
an actor widely disparaged for playing to racial stereotypes throughout his career.
Set in the heady times of the Civil Rights era, Fetch Clay, Make Man
examines the true meanings of strength, resilience, and pride. Directed by
McAnuff, the production plays through Oct. 13. Read the Playbill story.