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The Opponent

Archived Show

Overview

Produced by:
A Red Orchid Theatre
Dates:
July 31 - September 07, 2014
Run Time:
0 Hour, 0 Minute
Theater:
Showing in Theater

Show Info

Take a look at the hard world of boxing from the perspective of small time gym owner Tre and the young up-and-comer Donell. They come from different worlds, they barely understand each other, but in the ring anything is possible. Loyalty and dreams are put to the test in this explosive match that promises to pull some punches and fearlessly land the others. 

Kamal
Angelo Bolden
Guy
Van Swearingen
Photo Caption: Kamal Angelo Bolden in THE OPPONENT
Photo: Michael Brosilow
Photo Caption: Guy Van Swearingen and Kamal Angelo Bolden in THE OPPONENT
Photo: Michael Brosilow
Photo Caption: Guy Van Swearingen and Kamal Angelo Bolden in THE OPPONENT
Photo: Michael Brosilow
Photo Caption: Guy Van Swearingen and Kamal Angelo Bolden (background) in THE OPPONENT
Photo: Michael Brosilow
Photo Caption: Kamal Angelo Bolden and Guy Van Swearingen in THE OPPONENT
Photo: Michael Brosilow
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Producing Company

A Red Orchid Theatre

A Red Orchid Theatre is an ensemble of artists dedicated to the proliferation of live theatre in the modern world. We believe that theatre is the greatest sustenance for the human spirit and approach our work with a palpable sense of social compassion, aesthetic rigor, and honesty. By presenting new plays from all over the world and by reviving insightful works from the past that bear new relevance today, we aim to seek out and build new audiences for the modern stage.

Read more at: https://www.aredorchidtheatre.org/


Reviews

"Swearingen delivers a beautifully sympathetic performance. bolden overflows with energy." -TheaterMania 

"compelling!" - Woman Around Town

"a great new play that dances, parries and, most important, lands some killer punches." - Chicago Tribune 

"terrifically muscular production - punched out to perfection" - Chicago Sun Times