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Sam Langford
Theatre Drama
“It is a hard-hitting show that stays with you.” halifaxbloggers.ca

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. 

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Duration

Performance is approximately 2 hours 20 minutes including intermission.

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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