Fresh from a knockout Broadway run, Mike Tyson will bring his one-man show "Undisputed Truth" to San Francisco as part of the SHN series. Billed as a rare look at the life of the heavyweight champion, a celebrity famed for his face tattoos and ferocious temper, this solo show will run Feb. 26 through March 3 at the Orpheum Theatre.

Directed by Spike Lee and written by Tyson's third wife Kiki, the 90-minute drama draws on a notorious series of events including battles with drug abuse, a rape conviction and biting off a piece of some guy's ear.

Some reviewers had the show on the ropes during its Broadway engagement during the summer. The New York Times called it "ham-handed and manipulative." But others praised the work as "emotionally revealing" and "clever."

Once dubbed the baddest man on the planet, the champ stands as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles. In the show, "Iron Mike" chronicles his career in the ring as well as take shots at rivals, promoters and ex-wives such as Robin Givens. The narrative bobs and weaves from the poignant, such as the accidental death of his four-year-old daughter, to the profane.

Tickets, which go on sale Dec. 7 at 10 a.m,. run $50-$310. Top tickets include a meet and greet with the champ. 888-746-1799. www.shnsf.com


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