AMERICAN THEATER COMPANY PREMIERES REVISED VERSION OF THE ROYALE BY ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK WRITER MARCO RAMIREZ JANUARY 30-MARCH 8, 2015 TICKETS ON SALE NOW

unnamedAmerican Theater Company (ATC) continues its 30th Anniversary Season with the premiere of a revised version of The Royale by Orange is the New Black and Sons of Anarchy writer Marco Ramirez, directed by ATC Ensemble Member Jaime CastañedaJanuary 30 to March 8, 2015. Single tickets for The Royale range from $38-$48 and are now on sale at the ATC box office at 773-409-4125 or www.atcweb.org.

America. 1905. Jay is a legend. He has everything he needs to be the heavyweight champion of the world… except he’s not white. From Orange is the New Black writer Marco Ramirez comes this explosive new play that combines rapid-fire dialogue and rhythmic percussion to punctuate the epic journey of one man’s quest for fame––no matter the consequence.

The Royale performance schedule

Previews: Friday, Jan. 30 at 8 p.m.Saturday, Jan. 31 at 8 p.m.Sunday, Feb. 1 at 2 p.m.

Press opening: Monday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m.

Regular run: Feb. 5 through March 8: Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m.

About Marco Ramirez

Marco Ramirez has had plays produced at Center Theatre Group, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Gift Theatre, and Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival of New American Plays, where he’s twice won the Heideman Award for Best Ten Minute Play. Honors include Juilliard’s Lila Acheson Wallace Playwriting Fellowship, Lincoln Center’s Le Comte du Nouy Award, TCG’s Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, and two WGA Award nominations.  He’s currently an artist-in-residence at The Atlantic Theatre Company, and is under commission at Playwrights Horizons and Center Theatre Group. He lives in Los Angeles, where his most recent TV writing credits include Sons of Anarchy (FX) and Orange is the New Black (Netflix).

About American Theater Company

American Theater Company (ATC) challenges and inspires its community by exploring stories that ask the question, “What does it mean to be an American?” ATC’s Ensemble includes Usman Ally, Patrick Andrews, Kareem Bandealy, Jaime Castañeda, Kelly O’Sullivan, Tyler Ravelson, and Sadieh Rifai.

American Theater Company is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and CityArts grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, Polk Bros. Foundation, the MacArthur Fund at Prince Charitable Trust, and the Shubert Foundation.