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2013-2014 Season

The Tallest Tree in the Forest

Aug 30th - Sep 28th, 2013

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Written by Daniel Beaty

Directed by Moises Kaufman

Co-produced with La Jolla Playhouse in association with Tectonic Theater Project.

As an internationally-renowned vocalist and star of stage and screen, Paul Robeson was one of the best known African American artists in the world in the early 20th century. Through his singing and acting talent, he became enormously popular and wealthy; but as a champion for human rights, he became controversial to his people and his country. Featuring excerpts from some of Robeson’s signature songs, The Tallest Tree showcases award-winning playwright and performer Daniel Beaty in a stunning piece that explores the bold choices that defined Robeson’s remarkable life.
Appropriate for ages 13 & up.

'A charismatic performer with a commanding voice.' - KC Star

'the Rep's elegant staging and Beaty's prodigious talent succeed in creating a musically lush, historically fascinating portrait of a man both revered and radicalized.' - The Pitch

'An exceedingly well-done bio-drama, entertaining and enlightening'
'Beaty gives a virtuoso performance”

All Student Matinees begin at 10:00am
Please contact Melinda McCrary to reserve your school or students for a student matinee
Thursday, September 19
Tuesday, September 24
Thursday, September 26


Paul Robeson: Daniel Beaty*
Stage Manager: Craig Campbell*
Music Director: Kenny Seymour
*Denotes Members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States


Set Designer: Derek McLane
Costume Designer: Clint Ramos
Lighting Designer: David Lander
Sound Designer: Lindsay Jones
Projection Designer: John Narun
Projections Programmer: Adam Flemming
Dramaturg: Carlyn Aquiline
The scenic, costume, lighting and sound designers in LORT Theatres are represented by United Scenic Artists, Local USA-829 of the IATSE.

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