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  1. Tyson and Ali Square Off In Mixed Media Theater Production

    Using live performance and video footage, Reid Farrington has brought a dream match-up to life. “Tyson vs. Ali” uses the physicality of the boxing match to explore the psyches of the men in the ring. The aggressive, bewildered Mike Tyson may provide a strong contrast to the elegant yet brash Muhammad Ali, but the production illuminates startling similarities in the psychological battles that both men had to fight. How a face-off between the two greats would end is anyone’s guess, and Farrington doesn’t choose a winner. Rather, the play ends with a grim portrayal of what boxing cost both Tyson and Ali.

    Sources: NYT, WSJ (sub)

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