A Parallelogram: West Coast Premiere of Time Travel Comedy From Pulitzer-Winning Playwright
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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 a highly entertaining, sharply-paced, smart play. You won't be disappointed. The ACTING is amazing! The play itself is slightly didactic and skewed in one direction, but it still gets you to think. Clever effects, too. A fun evening out, overall.
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Great show. Didn't know what to expect from it, but Taper has had an amazing season this year so I just bought a ticket and went. Glad I did! Exceptional acting, stunning set, and a play that left me thinking about time, the universe, and everything.
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_By Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner Bruce Norris
Directed by Anna D. Shapiro
Set Design by Todd Rosenthal
Costumes by Alex Jaeger
Lighting by James F. Ingalls
Sound by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen
Recommended for children age 16 and older. Children 6 and under who may cry or fidget are never admitted.