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Rated by 137 members
Review from G,H.
Red Velvet 1110 events 489 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 339 events 128 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
Brad R
Review from Brad R
Red Velvet 147 events 93 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
Dean Mancina
Review from Dean Mancina
Red Velvet 117 events 67 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 Harriet
Red Velvet 82 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
Julie G.
Review from Julie G.
Red Velvet 45 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
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
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
Review from jpies
426 events 77 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
134 events 73 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
185 events 71 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
Nancy Arnheim
Review from Nancy Arnheim
86 events 46 reviews

well done, but a bit long

reviewed Jan 17 2015 report as inappropriate
Maxine Brooks
Review from Maxine Brooks
81 events 45 reviews

wonderful! learned about an amazing person! and from such a talented performer!

reviewed Jul 20 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Deanne
143 events 44 reviews

It was excellent!!!

reviewed Dec 27 2015 report as inappropriate
Theresa Morrison
Review from Theresa Morrison
72 events 35 reviews

OMG, this was an amazing performance!!! I took a graduating high school senior who was impressed not only by the authentic delivery but also by the ironic twist during the post commentary by the actor. He said that Paul Robeson was a mentor to...continued

reviewed Apr 13 2014 report as inappropriate
Bette Harris
Review from Bette Harris
41 events 30 reviews

I enjoyed learning about the life of the amazing Paul Robeson. Tremendous energy and dedication went into this production. Would have preferred more of a focus on Robeson's career and years of activism later in life. Also, actor had a very...continued

reviewed Aug 19 2017 report as inappropriate
Review from Brenda
51 events 30 reviews

I have mixed feelings. I wanted to see this performance for a longtime. In attending, I was one of 10 in the theatre, including the video/camera man and spouse. The performance was just okay. The doors did not open until 5-6 minutes before show...continued

reviewed Sep 07 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from JT
56 events 29 reviews

Excellent production ! I was captured from the opening scene to the final goodbye. This show must be extended for more to enjoy and to gain a better appreciation for the life that was Paul Robeson.

reviewed Jul 24 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Anne
38 events 27 reviews

I love this little intimate theater, especially for one person shows. This show was good, though just a tad long. However, I learned so much about Paul Robeson that I didn't know. What an extraordinary man, against all odds.
I think this...continued

reviewed May 25 2014 report as inappropriate
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