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.