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The XIXth

(The Nineteenth)

The XIXth


March 17 – April 23, 2023

Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage
Old Globe Theatre
Conrad Prebys Theatre Center

World premiere
By Kemp Powers
Directed by Carl Cofield

Mexico City, 1968. Two Black American sprinters, the fastest men on Earth, raise their fists in protest. Inspired by real events from the historic 19th Olympic Games, and directed by Carl Cofield (Seize the King, The Bacchae), this suspenseful world-premiere play by Kemp Powers (Pixar’s Soul, One Night in Miami) chronicles the intersection of sports and activism, and shows the life-changing repercussions of being a champion who chooses to speak out.