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Dancing with Giants at Illusion Theater

February 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - February 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Lianna Matt | Visit Twin Cities

Playwright and director David Feldshuh’s world premiere play, “Dancing with Giants,” is about boxers, but the play isn’t about boxing. It’s about the fighting that went on outside of the ring for German Max Schmeling, African American Joe Louis and the lesser known Joe Jacobs, also known as “Yussel the Muscle,” Schmeling’s Jewish boxing manager. As Jacobs persuades Schmeling to play to the American press, Schmeling’s victories and rise to fame in both America and Nazi Germany strain their friendship as agendas from all sides, including their own, pull them between politics, passion and safety. In “Dancing with Giants” at Illusion Theater Feb. 7-24, Feldshuh and his phenomenal cast examine just how much the athlete can symbolize and make you wish chasing a dream were a little bit simpler.” Read our full review on our Insider's Blog.

Photo by Lauren B Photography. Dancing with Giants at Illusion Theater. Sam Bardwell as Max Schmeling fake fighting with his friend and boxing manager, Joe Jacobs, played by Tovah Feldshuh.Lauren B Photography


February 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
February 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
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Illusion Theater
528 Hennepin Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
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