The Ensemble Theatre presents Fetch Clay, Make Man by Will Power. January 20 – February 25, 2018.
PG-13 / Drama
Previews: January 20, 21, and 24
Opening Night: January 25
Runs: January 25 – February 25
Historical icons – Muhammad Ali and Stepin’ Fetchit explore friendship at the heart of race relations in 1960s America.
Set on the eve of the cassius Clay- Sonny Liston rematch and based on the friendship between the actor Stepin Fetchit and Clay- soon to become Muhammad Ali- Fetch Clay, Make Man explores how each handled a life in the public eye as black men in their respective eras–Hollywood in the 20s, where a black actor’s career depended on playing caricatures, and the mid-60s, after assassination of Malcolm X…
The Ensemble Theatre’s 2017-2018 Season is sponsored in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Texas Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. United Airlines is the exclusive airline sponsor for The Ensemble Theatre. Fetch Clay, Make Man is generously sponsored by Chevron.