Playwright Daniel Beaty channels Paul Robeson in his one-man show.
Opened Jan 10, 2014
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
The Tallest Tree in the Forest bursts with poetic storytelling and 14 songs, including "Ol' Man River," and "Happy Days Are Here Again." Award-winning artist Daniel Beaty (Emergence-See!) brings "his signature wit, grit and piercing lyricism" (New York Times) to more than 20 characters in this revealing, surprising and true story of iconic performer/activist Paul Robeson. Director Moisés Kaufman (33 Variations) leads this astonishing work hailed as "brilliant every step of the way." (San Diego Reader)