Tony Award-Winning Brian Dennehy in The Steward of Christendom
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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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This is an Irish play that presents a problem of accent and slang. As a result I missed much of the dialogue. The play is also too long. It needed some judicious editing. I am familiar with the period where Ireland broke away from Great Britain, but if you are not familiar with the history it will be difficult to relate to what the actors are talking about.