Venue Details

50 Star Starred
Santa Monica Playhouse
1211 4th Street Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Kenyon Brown
First time we were not able to park in inexpensive city parking structure right across the street. But a similarly-priced city structure was just 1.5 blocks further up.
2 Across travel Nov 01 2014 star this tip starred
Sheri Albala
The weather was perfect in Santa Monica. I wore Jeans and a light jacket.
The Hebrew Hillbilly: Rockin' in Memphis dress Aug 29 2014 star this tip starred
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Reviews & Ratings

45 ratings
4.6 average rating
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11 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 25 2011

Amazing breath talking performance an absolute must see event! WOW!!!!!!!!!

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36 events
2 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 31 2011

brilliant performance ,,beautifully written depiction of paul robeson..bravo bravo

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71 reviews
119 stars
attended Dec 30 2011

Awesome talented actor. I really enjoyed the performance. I wish there was a intermission or at least a warning before seating because the show was two hours long. It was so enthralling, I could not leave my seat for a restroom break. I was...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

See a video clip of the show on YouTube.
This show won the 2013 NAACP Theatre Award for Best One Person Show.


Paul Robeson was a descendant of rebellious slaves. He was witness to the artistic wonders of the Harlem Renaissance and the jazz-be bop era, the horrors of the slave trade, the shame of the Holocaust, McCarthyism, blacklists, racism and oppression. His life’s work celebrates our common humanity as he fought globally for social justice.

“Armed with nothing more than the strength of his convictions and his vision of a world where men live as brothers. His message was his life,” says Kenyatta. “He shows us that in spite of our differences; we still have more in common than we do in conflict.”