Live Arts

Opening on May 17 at Live Arts, The Royale delivers knockout performances through June 8. Image; Martyn Kyle.

ARTS Pick: The Royale

Ring true: Boxer Jack Johnson became the first African American world heavyweight champion, and at the height of the Jim Crow era he was “the most famous and the most notorious African American on Earth,” according to documentarian Ken Burns. Directed by multi-faceted artist and C-VILLE contributor Leslie Scott-Jones, The Royale, written by Marco Ramirez, […]

William Shakespeare's pals save his legacy in Live Arts' The Book of Will. Image: Will Kerner

ARTS Pick: The Book of Will

Hindsight is 1616: It’s a battle to save the legacy of William Shakespeare when the Bard’s mates go on a mad scramble to gather up his disparate writings in Lauren Gunderson’s The Book of Will. At the time of his death in 1616, Shakespeare was well-off and popular, but had his friends John Heminges and […]