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Rated by 161 members
Review from G,H.
Red Velvet 1159 events 500 reviews

This was a wonderfully uplifting one-man show detailing the life of Paul Robeson. At the end I could barely believe that three hours had gone by in a flash. If you have any chance do not miss this play.

reviewed Apr 12 2014 report as inappropriate
Steven Mark
Review from Steven Mark
Red Velvet 356 events 129 reviews

Unbelievable. I knew I would enjoy the subject matter. Had no idea how powerful a play this would be. The quality of the play was matched by the quality of the performance.

Strongly recommend this to anyone. Partcularly if you like Paul Robson....continued

reviewed Jul 13 2014 report as inappropriate
Dean Mancina
Review from Dean Mancina
Red Velvet 125 events 69 reviews

Amazing story, performance, and show. Really unique evening of theater shared with the rest of the audience in the intimate venue. Actor talked with the audience afterwards and answered questions, etc. I highly recommend this show if you have...continued

reviewed Dec 28 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Dev
Red Velvet 114 events 44 reviews

EXCELLENT all the way around--except parking...

reviewed Jun 30 2019 report as inappropriate
Barbara Friedman
Review from Barbara Friedman
Red Velvet 87 events 39 reviews

It was ok. The actor really over acted a lot which was so unnecessary. Play was too long.

reviewed Aug 17 2019 report as inappropriate
Review from Harriet
Red Velvet 85 events 36 reviews

Absolutely fabulous! Don't miss this wonderful performance about the very special story of Paul Robeson's life. I knew of him only as a singer and was moved to learn all about his many accomplishments and contributions, as well as his trials and...continued

reviewed Jun 28 2015 report as inappropriate
Danny Torres
Review from Danny Torres
Red Velvet 69 events 35 reviews

Unbelievable performance, story and evening. Actor & writer, Stogie Kenyatta showcases these talents in an extremely challenging, memorable and moving 2-3/4 hour one-man show. If you do not know the story of this forgotten American icon your...continued

reviewed Jun 29 2019 report as inappropriate
Julie G.
Review from Julie G.
Red Velvet 46 events 16 reviews

What a show! I went knowing a tiny bit about Paul Robeson, and left feeling like I've known him forever. This show is educational and eye-opening. The performance itself was phenomenal. You will not believe you are at a one man show ... you'll...continued

reviewed Nov 25 2017 report as inappropriate
Review from tonivb
Red Velvet 50 events 6 reviews

A riveting one-man play, enhanced by the intimate setting of the Santa Monica Playhouse. Stogie Kenyatta gave a brilliant performance as Paul Robeson. I left the theater feeling like I truly knew the man and his inspiring (and sometimes...continued

reviewed Dec 01 2019 report as inappropriate
Ron Lyster
Review from Ron Lyster
Red Velvet 8 events 3 reviews

Very interesting history - things I didn't know about Paul Robeson. Some parts were a bit over-acted, over-repeated, and overly loud. I do feel that I left knowing (or at least thinking I knew) why Robeson did some of the things he did. Wish...continued

reviewed Dec 01 2019 report as inappropriate
Happy Baking
Review from Happy Baking
Red Velvet 17 events 2 reviews

Amazing acting. He put so much into his performance. We were very impressed with his ability to switch characters constantly and act with such conviction, without ever tiring for a three hour show! And we learned a ton about an important man in...continued

reviewed Jan 17 2015 report as inappropriate
Chris Lund
Review from Chris Lund
Red Velvet 26 events 2 reviews

Entertaining and informative - one of my favorite combos!

reviewed Jun 30 2019 report as inappropriate
John W Boland
Review from John W Boland
134 events 102 reviews

GREAT ACTOR---GREAT SHOW! This may have been the last performance at this theater, I'm not sure. Next time it is performed, go see it if you want to see great acting and a well written play about a famous performer!

But, don't expect to hear...continued

reviewed Dec 28 2013 report as inappropriate
Brad R
Review from Brad R
151 events 95 reviews

A wonderfully poignant presentation of a major personality in U.S. 20th Century history that includes details not heard anywhere else.

reviewed May 24 2015 report as inappropriate
Review from jpies
435 events 80 reviews

Show was almost three hours long, and no singing. However, acting was excellent, and tells a fascinating story.

reviewed Aug 16 2015 report as inappropriate
Review from baf
140 events 77 reviews

Adorable little theatre--convenient to lots of places to eat & parking lots close by. Small, intimate theatre, surprisingly comfortable seats for such a long play. Stogie Kenyatta was amazing--2+ hr. 1-man performance a tour de force, but play...continued

reviewed Oct 10 2015 report as inappropriate
Latia Hedgeman
Review from Latia Hedgeman
186 events 72 reviews

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

reviewed Dec 30 2011 report as inappropriate
Mia Forbes
Review from Mia Forbes
130 events 71 reviews

Thoughtful, entertaining, well done. Would have liked to hear more of the music but the story is so interesting, the message so powerful, it wasn't necessary. Long play, almost 3 hours including 15 min intermission and timely talk at the end - put...continued

reviewed Dec 28 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Deanne
156 events 46 reviews

It was excellent!!!

reviewed Dec 27 2015 report as inappropriate
Nancy Arnheim
Review from Nancy Arnheim
86 events 46 reviews

well done, but a bit long

reviewed Jan 17 2015 report as inappropriate
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