Annie Baker & More Tapped for Signature Theatre’s 2016-17 Season

first_imgAnnie Baker(Photo: Bruce Glikas) Works from Pulitzer winner Annie Baker, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Will Eno and more have been slated for Signature Theatre’s 2016-17 season. The productions will all play at off-Broadway’s Pershing Square Signature Center.Baker’s The Antipodes is one of a trio of world premieres scheduled. Directed by Lila Neugebauer, the production will begin on April 4, 2017. Meanwhile, Jacobs-Jenkins’ Everybody, a modern riff on one of the oldest plays in the English language, is set to bow for the first time on January 31, 2017, also helmed by Neugebauer. Eno’s A New Play will make its debut on February 7, 2017.Other shows joining the lineup include “Master Harold” … and the boys, written and directed by Athol Fugard, which will begin on October 18 as part of the Legacy program. In a small tea shop in South Africa, two black men and a young white boy joke and dance together, defying the brutalities of apartheid through their joyous love. But festering issues of family, race, and power are not so easy to ignore, and a single phone call can trigger catastrophe.As previously announced, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks is the 2016-17 Residency One playwright: productions attached to her tenure include The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, Venus and The Red Letter Plays: In the Blood and Fucking A. View Commentslast_img read more

… Real One Rates Lightweight Division Nigeria’s as Most Competitive

first_imgRilwan “Real One” Oladosu, West African Boxing Union (WABU) lightweight champion, has proclaimed that the lightweight division is currently the most competitive and the best on the Nigerian boxing scene.Oladosu is due to fight Hammed “Ese Hammed” Ganiyu in a national lightweight bout challenge on Sunday.The flamboyant boxer explained that the division has the best groomed Nigerian boxers. “Today, the lightweight category has the best boxers. It has Joe Boy (Oto Joseph), Berinja (Tope Agboola), Hamzat (Mubarak), myself and of course, my next opponent at GOtv Boxing Night, Hameed. These guys might be my rivals, but they are all talented guys.The former national lightweight champion also expressed his desire to challenge for the African belt and dethrone his compatriot, Joe Boy.Two all-female bouts are also scheduled for the event, as Rodiat Ibrahim will square up against Rodiat Yusuf, while Adedeji Abiodun will take on Cynthia Ogunsemilore.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Floyd Mayweather rules out Manny Pacquiao rematch in Saudi Arabia [VIDEO]

first_img Source: Talk Sports Mayweather told FightHype:“The video that y’all been seeing is false because I went to Saudi Arabia. I went there a long time ago.“I talked to them about me fighting there, just different fights, but they wanted me to specifically say Manny Pacquiao.“Basically, that’s an old video. At the end of the day, there’s no talks about me and Manny Pacquiao fighting a rematch.“Even if we did fight, all they’re going to do is have an excuse, just like the first time.“But as far as me and Manny Pacquiao, as of right now, it will never be a rematch.”This is not the first time we’ve seen short-lived speculation of a Mayweather vs Pacquiao rematch.Just last year, Mayweather told the world he was planning to rematch Pacquiao when the pair met at an event in Tokyo.This soon fell apart, and he ended up knocking out Tenshin Nasukawa in a bizarre exhibition bout instead.In the meantime, Pacquiao has continued his career with two impressive wins over Adrien Broner and Keith Thurman. American boxer, Floyd Mayweather has played down rumours of a potential rematch with Manny Pacquiao in Saudi Arabia.The retired 50-0 boxing legend was seen talking up the fight in a video that circulated on social media over the weekend.In the clip, Mayweather appears to be addressing potential Saudi business partners and says:“I wanna say thank you.“It’s an honour to come to Saudi Arabia to sit down with you guys to talk about the Mayweather vs Pacquiao rematch.“Saudi Arabia. Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather. I’m on my way.”However, he’s now revealed this is in fact an old video.last_img read more