Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sucker Punch at Studio Theatre

The play, Sucker Punch, by British playwright Roy Williams was recently performed at Washington's Studio Theatre.

From the Studio Theatre website:
"Sheldon Best and Emmanuel Brown play Leon and Troy, two London teens with their eyes on the world welterweight championship. For two weeks before Sucker Punch rehearsals began in DC, the actors worked with Rick Sordelet, the show’s boxing choreographer, to prepare for the physically specific—and grueling—work of the play. Check out our Media tab to the right to see photos from training at Chelsea Piers with the help of boxing consultant Gary “the Kid” Stark, Jr."
The staging and direction (by Leah C. Gardiner) was superb. Sheldon Best gave a tour de force performance as Leon.

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