WARREN, Ohio – Ray “Growth Growth” Mancini’s mates and colleagues have typically requested him about doing a stage present.
The previous light-weight boxing champion who hails from Youngstown has at all times deferred – till now. On Might 22, Mancini will current “Tales from the Nook: A Evening with Ray “Growth Growth” Mancini” on the Robins Theatre.
Tickets for the 8 p.m. present are $29 (plus charges) and on sale at RobinsTheatre.com.
It will likely be an intimate dialog in entrance of – and with – an viewers. Mancini shall be joined on stage by native tv persona Mike Case, who will act as facilitator of the present. Mancini will share tales of his life and occasions with video and pictures.
The thought started to take form a few years in the past when the boxer was doing a podcast with Case on the Dawn Inn in Warren. Ken Haidaris, who owns the Dawn and in addition promotes exhibits within the space, was there and the subject of doing a reside present got here up once more.
However Mancini had lengthy been contemplating the thought. It began proper after “The Good Son,” a documentary about his life, was launched in 2013. Shortly after that, boxing champ Mike Tyson did his acclaimed one-man Broadway present, “The Undisputed Reality,” which he took on tour, and the requires Mancini to do his personal present arose once more.
“I believed it was brave and really effectively carried out,” Mancini stated in regards to the Tyson manufacturing. “It was very effectively produced with high-end manufacturing high quality – our present would be the actual reverse,” he added, with amusing.
Mancini will movie the present, and may even repeat it reside in different cities if the demand is there. The champ had carried out “Tales from the Nook” reside exhibits earlier than in Atlantic Metropolis and Las Vegas. Mancini says these have been low-key affairs in contrast to what’s being deliberate.
On the occasion, Mancini will take questions from viewers members.
“I’ll take individuals by my journey, from Youngstown to New York to Hollywood and again right here,” Mancini stated. “There’s been loads of tales alongside the best way, some good, some unhappy, some humorous, however it’s my journey.”
When requested by his spouse precisely what he’ll speak about, Mancini advised her, “I do not know now however by Might 22, I’ll.”
The champ plans to maintain it free and enjoyable.
“I do not know the way it’s going to end up however imagine this: It will likely be entertaining. I’ll have video clips and photos together with the tales.
“It may very well be an F and L – first and final – or it might go on from right here. We’ll see.”
Case stated he plans to introduce Mancini after which “get out of the best way and let him do his speak.” Afterward, Case will assist Mancini take questions from the group.
“I may also ask him to make clear questions,” Case stated to assist alongside viewers understanding.
Pictured: Ray “Growth Growth” Mancini on the Robins Theatre in Warren, the place he’ll give a presentation on his life on Might 22.
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