Call Mr. Robeson – A life, with songs: The Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival is thrilled to present Nigerian–born Tayo Aluko (Liverpool, UK) and his award–winning one man play Call Mr. Robeson – A life, with songs. This inspiring piece of biographical musical theatre shares the remarkable life and rollercoaster journey of the legendary Paul Robeson, African–American actor and singer. The play highlights Mr. Robeson’s pioneering and heroic political activism and features fiery oratory, famous songs such as Ol’ Man River, and a defiant testimony to the House of Un–American Activities Committee. Piano accompaniment by Downtown Eastside–involved Elaine Joe, a pianist, composer and teacher who has worked for many years with numerous artists and organizations in our community.
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“AN INSPIRING PRODUCTION” *****
“A STUNNING PIECE OF MUSICAL THEATRE” *****