School-Time Performance: Joe Louis: The Brown Bomber

February 15 – 18, 1983

Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description Grades 6-12. Told within the context of a radio show, this musical play recounts the life and rise of the young heavyweight champion: his struggles against racial prejudice, his first defeat against the Nazi challenger, Max Schmeling, and finally the climatic vindication of Louis's title and America's reputation in 1938. It is an action-packed story of democray vs. fascism with the boxing ring as the battlefield.
Identifier 1983s.01351
VenueOpera House