"The Royale"
Playwright: Marco Ramirez (Orange is the New Black, Daredevil) 
Directors: Ryan George, Lauren Warhol Caldwell 

"The Royale" opens on the Hippodrome Mainstage on Jan. 12, with previews Jan. 10 and Jan. 11, and runs through Feb. 11. 

"The Royale" is a New York Times Critic's Pick inspired by the real-life story of Jack Johnson, the first African-American World Heavyweight Champion. The stage is set in 1905, in the midst of Jim Crow era. The character Jay has a burning desire to earn the title of Heavyweight Champion of the World.

This brave and distinguished play does not whitewash the honest gulp of the  fight, especially when Jay's sister, Nina, Jay's greatest adversary and strongest motivation, enters the scene.

In this fast-paced and hard-hitting play, "The Royale" enthralls the audience with a tale of perseverance in the face of incredible adversity, achieving a dynamic, theatrical feat.

Tuesdays at 7 p.m. | Wednesdays at 7 p.m. |Thursdays at 7 p.m. | 
Fridays at 8 p.m.| Saturdays at 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. | Sundays at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.


  • Starting Wednesday, January 10th, 2018, repeated every week on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until Sunday, February 11, 2018 — all day


The Hippodrome Theatre

25 SE 2nd Place
Gainesville, 32601


Rachel Jones