One Night in Miami
ne Night in Miami is a fictional account of a real night, 25 February 1964, and a pivotal moment in the lives of four, still nascent, black American icons whose potential, thoughts and actions are played out decadently in this riveting historic account. The scenario presents an audacious challenge – to cast 22-year-old, newly crowned world boxing champion Cassius Clay as he transforms into Muhammad Ali, controversial Nation of Islam leader / mentor Malcolm X, influential singer-songwriter and record producer Sam Cooke and star NFL footballer Jim Brown. The men, friends in real life, celebrate Clay’s surprise title win over Sonny Liston in a Miami hotel room, watched over by Nation of Islam security.
Performed by: Lemogang Tsipa, David Arnold Johnson, Sipho Zakwe, Richard Lekunku, Seneliso Dladla.
One Night in Miami, first performed in 2013, is Kemp Powers’ debut play. It is produced by the Market Theatre Foundation with support from the US Embassy to celebrate Black History Month.
The John Kani Theatre
02 – 25 February 2018
To make block bookings, please contact Anthony Ezeoke
011 832 1641 ext 203 or Yusrah Bardien 011 832 1641 ext 204
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