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‘The Champion’ a perfect play for the times we live in

Posted: October 13, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Joy Jones is Nina Simone in TheatreSquared’s world Premiere of “The Champion” by Amy Evans.
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Joy Jones is Nina Simone in TheatreSquared’s world Premiere of “The Champion” by Amy Evans.

TheatreSquared's production of "The Champion" by Amy Evans -- first seen in Fayetteville as a workshop production at the theater's New Play Festival in the summer of 2016 -- is a living, breathing work of art, agree its director, Reginald L. Douglas, and Joy Jones, the actress playing Nina Simone. The two have been working hand-in-hand with playwright Amy Evans for over three years, seeing the play move through various permutations, shifting with each subsequent draft.

FAQ

‘The Champion’

WHEN — 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday & 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday now through Nov. 5

WHERE — TheatreSquared, 505 W. Spring St. in Fayetteville

COST — $10-$47

INFO — 443-5600

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“This is truly top-notch, outstanding professional theater, and I hope that theater audiences continue to embrace the world and the vision and the ambition of this company. I think [T2] has cultivated a real artistic community here, and a community that embraces new work and diverse stories and I think that’s the future of our field, especially as America continues to change in so many ways. The country, our national industry, is really taking notice. I could not be more proud to be developing this play in this city at this theater at this time. [T2] really is challenging what American theater can do and be and I’m very grateful for that.” — Reginald L. Douglas, director, “The Champion”

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