On Saturday, November 11, 2017, the world-renown stars of The King Charles Troupe will perform and share personal anecdotes about their rise to international success from their South Bronx beginnings at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Reverend Bill Minson—the first troupe manager—will moderate.
The Back in the Bronx series celebrates the long legacy of talent that has emerged out of the Bronx. The King Charles Troupe is a group of young men out of the Southeast Bronx, who play high-energy basketball on unicycles in a “Razzle Dazzle” style.
It’s a deft display of one-wheeled wonderment as they dribble, pass, shoot, and weave their way through the world’s wittiest, wackiest game of basketball. The troupe has thrilled audiences all over the world with its high-jinx and comedic antics, and has been in existence for decades.
Director Floyd states, “Every performance is different. Our routines are built on improvisation, and nobody—not even me—knows exactly what will happen next.”