When: Sundays, 2 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through Feb. 28 2016
Muhammad Ali wasn't always the greatest boxer of his era. He started out as Cassius Clay in segregated Louisville, hemmed in by racism and limited opportunities. But Clay didn't see it that way; he believed he had unlimited potential and was destined to do great things. Thanks to his incredible boxing talents and help from his coach (a white police officer), Clay proved to the world he really was the best. Idris Goodwin's play And in this Corner...Cassius Clay is about a young man's rise to the top of the sports world. It's also about how, when he got there, he realized he could become great in other, more meaningful ways. The play is performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday (February 12 to 28) at the Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue; www.metroplays.org). Tickets are $14 to $18.