World champion, ear-biter, pigeon-lover, convicted rapist and father of eight. Mike Tyson is one of actor Paw Henriksen’s all-time favorite boxing heroes. Paw’s own talent didn’t suffice to a professional career while Tyson had become the youngest world champion ever.
From a young troublemaker in the suburbs of Copenhagen, Paw eventually became an actor but his fascination of boxing never diminished. Now, Paw is ready for a comeback and every night he’ll meet an adversary in the ring. However, what are the consequences of returning to a world where ritualized violence is king and where the toughest adversary might be yourself?
Experience how theatre and boxing, idolization and self-destructive behavior, Paw and Tyson merge in this different and personal sucker punch of a performance.
Please note that the play is in Danish.
Cast: Paw Henriksen
Manuscript: Thomas Markmann
Director: Moqi Simon Trolin
Set design: Edward Lloyd Pierce & Raphael Frisenvænge Solholm
Light design: Raphael Frisenvænge Solholm
Sound design: Anders Ortman
Dramaturg: Sosha Teperowska
Sparring partners: Niclas P. Bonfils og Tor Norddahl
A special thank you to the Danish Arts Foundation’s Committee for Performing Arts Project Funding