Come join us as we honor and celebrate one of the great Renaissance figures in American history with "Paul Robeson" by Phillip Hayes Dean, a musical and spoken portrayal of the world-famous scholar, actor, singer, lawyer, all-American athlete and civil rights activist -- Paul Robeson. Produced by United in Music, Inc., the show will be performed at the new Theatre at Well-Spring on Saturday, August 24 at 7:30pm.
The show stars Jason McKinney as Robeson, the African-American Renaissance man who rose to prominence in multiple arenas at a time when racism and segregation was rampant in the United States. Robeson used his fame as a performer to become a voice for people who were marginalized both at home and abroad. Despite a hugely successful career on stage and in films and international popularity, he eventually silenced and his career effectively ended by prejudice and McCarthyism. Mr. McKinney is joined on stage by Christopher Bagley portraying the role of Robeson's accompanist, Lawrence Brown.
"Paul Robeson" sheds light on the life of this courageous, influential, and complex man whose message remains particularly relevant for today's audiences. It brings attention to the important Robeson legacy which for too long had faded into the shadows of American lore.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students with general admission, first-come seating in this state-of-the-art theatre. Box office opens 30 minutes prior to show. Tickets for this event are e-tickets which may be printed or saved on electronic devices and scanned at the theatre.
Phone: (877) 342-1144