Daniel Beaty's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST to Play CTG's Mark Taper Forum, 4/12-5/25

Daniel Beaty's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST to Play CTG's Mark Taper Forum, 4/12-5/25

THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST in its rolling World Premiere production will play Center Theatre Group's Mark Taper Forum, running April 12 - May 25, 2014. THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST is a play with music, written and performed by Daniel Beaty and directed by Moisés Kaufman.

"I am the third Negro ever to attend Rutgers University. And the way these white students are staring at me, I instantly wonder if the other two made it out alive." -Paul Robeson in The Tallest Tree in the Forest

Paul Robeson was born the son of a runaway slave and died in 1976 as "the most well-known black man in the world." Obie Award-winning writer and performer Daniel Beaty chronicles his remarkable life in an extraordinary theatrical biography.

Embodying not only Robeson but also dozens of international personalities who crossed Robeson's path, Beaty fills the theatre with the dreams, words and songs (American classics like Ol' Man River) of a man who sacrificed everything in the name of liberty.

This remarkable play with music provided by a live combo on stage is a powerful, unflinching account of a minister's son who became the voice of the everyman around the world, daring to speak up and sing out for what was right.

Enhance your theatre-going experience and mix with other theatre lovers during our Stage Talks immediately following the performances on April 22, May 18 and 20. These lively post-show talk backs are led by our artistic staff and often include cast members.

Save up to 35 percent for performances through April 25. Tickets only $39 (Reg $50 Previews; $60 Tue-Fri) in Section A. Call 213.628.2772 and refer to promo code "TRIUMPH" or visit www.CenterTheatreGroup.org/Triumph*. Groups of 12 or more can save up to 50 percent off select performances. Student groups can purchase seats starting at $14 for weeknight performances. Call 213.972.7231 to reserve now.

*Special prices only available April 12-25, 2014 for Tuesday through Friday performances. Subject to availability. May not be combined with other offers. Not available on previously purchased tickets.

Center Theatre Group's Mark Taper Forum is located at 135 N. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012. For more about the show, visit www.centertheatregroup.org/tickets/Tallest-Tree-in-the-Forest.

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