Saturday November 3, 8pm
St. James’ Anglican Church, 303 E. Cordova
$20/$15. Tickets at door or advance sales:
The Festival is thrilled to build bridges internationally and present from Liverpool, England, Nigerian-born Tayo Aluko in his award-winning one man play Call Mr. Robeson – A life, with songs. This inspiring piece of biographical musical theatre explores the remarkable life and rollercoaster journey of the legendary Paul Robeson, African-American actor, singer and forerunner of the civil rights movement. The play highlights Mr. Robeson’s pioneering and heroic political activism, and features fiery oratory, famous songs such as Ol’ Man River, and a defiant testimony to the House of Un-American Activities Committee. Musical accompaniment by Elaine Joe, pianist, composer and teacher, who has worked extensively with Downtown Eastside artists and organizations and is resident pianist with Barvinok Ukrainian choir.