Chasing Champions

The Sam Langford Story

November 2018

  1. Nov 13 2018
    Tuesday

    8:00pm Preview

  2. Nov 14 2018
    Wednesday

    8:00pm Preview

  3. Nov 15 2018
    Thursday

    8:00pm Opening Night

  4. Nov 16 2018
    Friday

    8:00pm

  5. Nov 17 2018
    Saturday

    2:00pm Matinee

    8:00pm

  6. Nov 18 2018
    Sunday
  7. Nov 19 2018
    Monday
  8. Nov 20 2018
    Tuesday

    8:00pm

  9. Nov 21 2018
    Wednesday

    8:00pm Talkback

  10. Nov 22 2018
    Thursday

    8:00pm Talkback

  11. Nov 23 2018
    Friday

    8:00pm

  12. Nov 24 2018
    Saturday

    2:00pm Matinee

    8:00pm

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Sam Langford
“It is a hard-hitting show that stays with you.” halifaxbloggers.ca
  • By Jacob Sampson
  • Director Ron Jenkins

NAC English Theatre Presentation

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. 

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

12 Nov

13 Nov

  • 8:00 PM Preview

14 Nov

  • 8:00 PM Preview

15 Nov

  • 8:00 PM Opening Night

16 Nov

  • 8:00 PM

17 Nov

  • 2:00 PM Matinee
  • 8:00 PM

18 Nov

19 Nov

20 Nov

  • 8:00 PM

21 Nov

  • 8:00 PM Talkback

22 Nov

  • 8:00 PM Talkback

23 Nov

  • 8:00 PM

24 Nov

  • 2:00 PM Matinee
  • 8:00 PM

25 Nov

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

  • By Jacob Sampson
  • Director Ron Jenkins
  • Set Designer Garrett Barker
  • Costume Designer Cathleen McCormack
  • Lighting Designer Leigh Ann Vardy
  • Projection Designer Corwin Ferguson
  • Sound Designer Joe Micallef
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