Ali Summit

March 24–April 11, 2021

In the Pamela Brown Auditorium

Run Time: TBD
by Idris Goodwin
directed by Robert Barry Fleming
commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville
part of the 45th Humana Festival of New American Plays


In 1967, nobody could doubt the physical strength of world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali. But what about the strength of his convictions? Acclaimed playwright and poet Idris Goodwin finds inspiration in Ali’s historic meeting with a group of the top black athletes in the country, who questioned the young sports legend about his conscientious objection to serving in the Vietnam War. This new play with deep local roots explores a defining moment in the story of a Louisville icon.

This work was supported by a Building Demand for the Arts grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.


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