The Opponent

World Premiere  Cropped poster

by Ensemble Member Brett Neveu


Previews: October 18 – October 21, 2012

Regular Run: October 25 – December 2, 2012


Accomplished playwright and ensemble member Brett Neveu takes a look at the hard world of boxing from the perspective of small time gym owner Tre and the young up and comer Donell. They come from different worlds, they barely understand each other, but in the ring anything is possible.  Questions of loyalty and life’s dreams are put to the test in this explosive world premiere that promises to pull some punches and fearlessly land all the others.

*The Opponent was originally developed through Center Theatre Group’s Writers’ Workshop*

Cast & Artists


  • Tre: ensemble member Guy Van Swearingen
  • Donnell: ensemble member Kamal Angelo Bolden


  • Playwright: ensemble member Brett Neveu
  • Directed by: ensemble member Karen Kessler
  • Stage Manager: Christa Van Baale
  • Set Design: Joey Wade
  • Lighting Design: ensemble member Mike Durst
  • Costume Design: Myron Elliott
  • Sound Design: Joe Court
  • Props Design: Toni Kendrick
  • Assistant Director: Chelsea Mead Jackson
  • Production Manager: Alexis Links
  • Fight Director: John Tovar


 Press1 (GuyVanSwearingen&KamalAngeloBolden) Press3 (GyVanSwearingen&Kamal-background)


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