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SWAGGER, NOT STYLE

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The Fight Stuff: Selling the boxing in Studio Theatre's Sucker Punch

Chris Klimek

Please read my feature in today's Washington City Paper about the fight direction in Studio Theatre's U.S. premiere of Roy Williams's Sucker Punch. It never occurred to me to check into this until I started working on this story, but did you know that there is no Tony Awards category, nor is there, closer to home, a Helen Hayes Awards category for excellence in fight direction? Madness!

If you live in or will be visiting Our Nation's Capitol on a Wednesday evening, drop me a line and you can come to my boxing class for free just for mentioning this story. You don't even have to read it, because how would I know? We're on the honor system here. And only you know if you're an honorable person or not.

FURTHER READING: I wrote about a raft of boxing-related played on DC stages last April.