PHOTO CALL: Boxing Drama The Opponent Opens Aug. 6 at 59E59 Theaters
By Krissie Fullerton
09 Aug 2014
The boxing drama The Opponent, which marks the first production of A Red Orchid NY, officially opened Aug. 6 following previews that began July 31 at Off-Broadway's 59E59 Theaters.
Directed by Karen Kessler, the two-character play features original Chicago cast members Kamal Angelo Bolden and Guy Van Swearingen as Donell and Tre, respectively.
The play, according to press notes, "takes a look at the hard scrabble world of boxing from the perspective of a small time gym owner and a young up-and-comer. They come from different worlds, they barely understand each other, but in the ring anything is possible. Questions of loyalty and life's dreams are put to the test in this explosive New York premiere that promises to pull some punches and fearlessly land the others."
Set in the magical world of La Belle Epoque Paris, where fashion, glamour, and passion prevail, Lerner and Loewe's celebrated musical is a romantic comedy about one young woman's journey to find her true self... and her true love.