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Mike Tyson stars in "Undisputed Truth" at MGM Grand at Foxwoods

Published January 23. 2014 4:00AM

Mike Tyson, theater star?

Yes, sort of. The boxer has taken the drama of his life - and there's been a lot of it, in the ring and out - and used it as the basis for a one-man stage show.

"Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" was on Broadway in 2012, and he's bringing the piece to MGM Grand at Foxwoods for a Friday performance.

The show was written by his wife, Kiki Tyson, and directed by Spike Lee. It shares the title with Tyson's memoir "Undisputed Truth," written with Larry Sloman.

The publicity for the show says it's "a rare, personal look inside the life and mind of one of the most feared men ever to wear the heavyweight crown."

Tyson recounts his storied life, from his tough childhood to his being mentored Cus D'Amato to his world championships to his struggle to deal with the accidental death of his 4-year-old daughter.

And, yes, he touches briefly on his more infamous moments: his rape conviction and his biting off part of Evander Holyfield's ear mid-bout.

- KRISTINA DORSEY

"Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth," 8 p.m. Friday, MGM Grand at Foxwoods; $30, $55; 1-800-200-2882.

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