FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN
by Will Power, directed by Nataki Garrett
The Story of Muhammad Ali and Stepin Fetchit
Dec. 5-Jan. 13 Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, Studio Theatre
His name was Cassius Clay, but you know him as Muhammad Ali. His name was Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry, but you know him as Stepin Fetchit. Or, do you really know either of these men at all? Loosely inspired by the pair’s real-life friendship, DTC Playwright-in-Residence Will Power has crafted 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.