Alonza Knowles' YOUNG PUGILIST 5/21-24th (NYC) — Shooting Star Theatre — AAPEX

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Alonza Knowles' YOUNG PUGILIST 5/21-24th (NYC)

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You're invited to the premiere of the "Young Pugilist", an autobiographical play by ex-professional heavyweight boxer Alonza Knowles and starring James Gary Jr. an ex running back for the Seattle Seahawks. The play opens tomorrow 8pm at The Shooting Star Theatre, 40 Peck Slip, 3rd Floor (direction below). This production is brought to you by Struglife Productions and Montauk Theatre Productions.

Young Pugilist takes us on a tour of the life of Warren, a professional boxer who, after two consecutive losses, abandons the ring and its spotlight for the sanctity and tranquility of the Church. But soon after, he realizes that he will not be able to keep quiet the demons and passion he developed for the sport. His younger brother Robert becomes the conduit through which Warren opts to continue chasing after his unrealized dreams. Directed by Theirry Saintine.

Mr. Knowles made several TV appearances such as the Donahue Show with Mohammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Ken Norton, and Larry Holmes. He made his professional debut on E.S.P.N. During his boxing career he has fought two World Champions, Riddick Bowe in his first amateur bout and Inamu Mayfield in his last professional bout. He also fought the French Champion Youssef Debah and Norwegian Champion Arve Breidal.

For tickets and reservation please call (646)323-4078

Directions to the Shooting Star: Shooting Star Theatre is at 40 Peck Slip (between Front and South Sts), on the South side of Peck Slip, 3rd Floor. Take the 2, 3, 4, or 5 to Fulton Street, or A or C to Broadway/Nassau. Walk East on Fulton (towards the South Street Seaport). Turn left on to Pearl Street, walk two (2) blocks (Beekman and then Peck Slip). Turn right on to Peck Slip.

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