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Sam Langford

Chasing Champions

The Sam Langford Story

2018-11-13 20:00 2018-11-24 22:00 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Chasing Champions

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/18799

A Ship’s Company (Parrsboro, NS) Production in association with Eastern Front Theatre (Halifax, NS)

Nova Scotia’s Sam Langford is considered by many boxing historians to be the greatest fighter who ever lived. So why have so few people heard of him? Chasing Champions is the moving story of Langford’s battles against a hostile culture and the machinations of a sport that repeatedly denied him a shot at the title of world champion. A man of grace and fortitude, the...

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Azrieli Studio,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
November 13 - 24, 2018
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Sam Langford
Micha Cromwell, Jacob Sampson © Jennifer Harrison
Jacob Sampson, Marty Burt © Jennifer Harrison
Jacob Sampson, Zach Faye © Jennifer Harrison
Micha Cromwell © Jennifer Harrison
Jacob Sampson, Micha Cromwell, Zach Faye, Marty Burt © Jennifer Harrison
Jacob Sampson, Marty Burt © Jennifer Harrison
Micha Cromwell, Jacob Sampson © Jennifer Harrison
Jacob Sampson © Dave Risk
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  • ≈ 2 hours 20 minutes · With intermission

A Ship’s Company (Parrsboro, NS) Production in association with Eastern Front Theatre (Halifax, NS)

Nova Scotia’s Sam Langford is considered by many boxing historians to be the greatest fighter who ever lived. So why have so few people heard of him? Chasing Champions is the moving story of Langford’s battles against a hostile culture and the machinations of a sport that repeatedly denied him a shot at the title of world champion.

A man of grace and fortitude, the 5’7” Langford fought from lightweight to heavyweight, beating legendary fighters in each class. He died blind and penniless in Harlem in 1956. Chasing Champions examines the life of this unsung hero – perhaps the greatest athlete never known. 

Sam Langford
Micha Cromwell, Jacob Sampson © Jennifer Harrison
Jacob Sampson, Marty Burt © Jennifer Harrison
Jacob Sampson, Zach Faye © Jennifer Harrison
Micha Cromwell © Jennifer Harrison
Jacob Sampson, Micha Cromwell, Zach Faye, Marty Burt © Jennifer Harrison
Jacob Sampson, Marty Burt © Jennifer Harrison
Micha Cromwell, Jacob Sampson © Jennifer Harrison
Jacob Sampson © Dave Risk

Artists

  • Jacob Sampson ©
    Playwright Jacob Sampson
  • Ron Jenkins ©
    Director Ron Jenkins
  • Marty Burt ©
    Featuring Marty Burt
  • Micha Cromwell ©
    Featuring Micha Cromwell
  • Zach Faye ©
    Featuring Zach Faye
  • Garrett G. Barker ©
    Set Designer Garrett G. Barker
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