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‘The Tallest Tree in the Forest’ Play at UC San Diego

World Premiere Play with Music

Dates: October 10 – November 3, 2013

Location: Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre, UC San Diego

Tickets Start at: $15

Written and performed by Daniel Beaty
Directed by Moisés Kaufman

A co-production with Kansas City Repertory Theatre

The Tallest Tree in the Forest was originally commissioned and developed by Tectonic Theatre Project, Moisés Kaufman, Artistic Director.

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 his outspoken activism and criticism of the US Government caused him to be blacklisted during the McCarthy era. Featuring excerpts from some of Robeson’s signature songs, including “Ol’ Man River” and “Steal Away,” The Tallest Tree in the Forest explores the bold choices that defined Robeson’s remarkable life.

Contains adult content.

Video of Daniel Beaty performing in The Tallest Tree in the Forest

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