Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater (202) 488-3300
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)