STAGE TUBE: First Look at Daniel Beaty in Highlights of THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST at La Jolla
La Jolla Playhouse presents a fifth production for its 2013/14 season: the world premiere of The Tallest Tree, a new play with music written and performed by Daniel Beaty (Emergency, Through the Night), directed by Moisés Kaufman (I Am My Own Wife, The Laramie Project). A co-production with Kansas City Repertory Theatre, The Tallest Tree is running The Playhouse's Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre October 9 - November 3, 2013. The piece is produced in association withTectonic Theater Project. Check out highlights below!
As an internationally-renowned vocalist and star of stage and screen, Paul Robeson was one of the best known African American artists in the world in the early 20th century. Through his singing and acting talent, he became enormously popular and wealthy; but as a champion for human rights, he became despised by his people and his country. Featuring excerpts from some of Robeson's signature songs, including "Ol' Man River" and "Steal Away," The Tallest Tree showcases award-winning playwright and performer Daniel Beaty in a stunning piece that explores the bold choices that defined Robeson's remarkable life.
Tickets to the 2013/2014 season are available only through a subscription purchase by calling the Patron Services Office at (858) 550-1010 or online at LaJollaPlayhouse.org.
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