Roosevelt wants the White man’s riches but doesn’t know his own worth. He believes he has a seat at the table but his legs will never be long enough to pull his chair up next to the rich White men he admires.
Every person has a story to tell, but rarely are we privy to each person’s truth. As people, we sometimes hold layers of who we are in secrecy. Not intentionally, but every-so-often we tend to lay in fear of our own existence.
Most of us know or have been that person who’s really into Shakespeare. The enthusiast who often through a bombardment of Elizabethan vocabulary and extreme enthusiasm for iambic pentameter tries to convert the listener to their love of the bard.
Court Theater lands a winning and fascinating production in Michael Cristofer’s new play, MAN IN THE RING, which manages to set the bar beyond unreachable in its skilled talent and superb storytelling.