“The Set-Up” Opening Night
“The Set-Up” is a tale of savagery and betrayal, told in verse and music. It is the story of Pansy Jones, a tough, smart, small-time contender with big-time heart who on top of fighting for recognition in the boxing ring, had to fight for recognition as a man. For it is 1928 America, and Pansy Jones is a black man. “The Set-Up” takes the audience on a journey through the shady underbelly of the New York boxing world in the 1920s. It is Pansy Jones, a character of physical power, determination, and innate dignity, whose tragic journey is at the heart of this gritty, rhyming epic.