Other Desert Cities: A Fierce and Funny Political Drama
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The last date listed for Other Desert Cities was Friday January 4, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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Moisés Kaufman (33 Variations, The Laramie Project) directs Obie Award-winning writer-performer Daniel Beaty in this solo show spotlighting the life and work of legendary singer, actor and activist Paul Robeson. It's the amazing true story of the Columbia Law School graduate and early NFL player, who gained notoriety in London by starring in Show Boat and Othello, and recording deep-voiced renditions of spirituals, like his famed "Ol' Man River." But he was also known as an outspoken civil-rights and social-justice activist who became a target of the McCarthy hearings. Buoyed by a live musical combo, The Tallest Tree in the Forest mixes poetic storytelling with 14 songs, including "Happy Days Are Here Again," and finds Beaty portraying more than 20 characters, with "signature wit, grit and piercing lyricism" (The New York Times). Learn More
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“Funny, fierce and immensely entertaining.” —New York Daily News
“The most richly enjoyable new play for grown-ups in many a season.” —_New York Times _
Set in the desert playground so familiar to Southern Californians, Other Desert Cities will seem right at home on the Taper stage when former Taper Producing Director Robert Egan (Closer, Arcadia) continues his longtime collaboration with Baitz (in Los Angeles, Film Society and Ten Unknowns).