2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award Recipient Dallas Theater Center presents Fetch Clay, Make Man by Dallas Theater Center Playwright-in-Residence Will Power at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre Studio Theatre. Directed by Nataki Garrett, Fetch Clay, Make Man begins on Dec. 5 and runs through Jan. 13. A Pay-What-You-Can performance will be Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to Fetch Clay, Make Man are on sale now at their website or by phone at (214) 880-0202.
Fetch Clay, Make Man is loosely inspired by the real-life friendship of Muhammad Ali and Stepin Fetchit with a daring script that brings these two iconic figures together to shape their legacies against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement. A powerful exploration of what it is to be a black man in America, Fetch Clay, Make Man pulls no punches.
Leading the cast is Preston Butler III as Muhammad Ali alongside Tyrone L. Robinson as Stepin Fetchit, Bob Reed (Hairspray) as William Fox, Keith Arthur Bolden as Brother Rashid and Shenyse LeAnna Harris as Sonji Clay.
Bringing the play to life under Garrett’s direction, is Set Designer Mariana Sanchez, Costume Designer Lex Liang, Sound and Projection Designer Rasean Davonte Johnson, Lighting Designer Jason Lynch and Hair and Makeup Designer Jason Hayes.
DTC’s Come Early will take place before every performance, and DTC’s Stay Late will take place after each performance. Come Early is a free, 30-minute informative talk designed to enhance a patron’s play-going experience. Given one hour before every performance, a member of the cast or artistic staff will share details about the play’s origins and context, as well as share insight into the creative process behind the production.
Stay Late is a free, brief, post-show conversation with a member of the cast about the show. Patrons will engage with the artists, learn about the production and be able to share their insights about the play in a lively discussion. Stay Late is presented by Wells Fargo.