The World is My Home: Paul Robeson

Fri. Jan 11, 2013 at 8:00pm EST
$5.00 - $10.00
all ages
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$5.00 - $10.00
all ages
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The World is My Home: Paul Robeson

The number One Man Broadway style Solo Show on the U. S and Caribbean College circuit. Using Theater as a vehicle for Social change. This show about the triumph & tragedy of this mistreated American genius not only promotes diversity, brotherhood and education but also challenges us to examine the notion that ďsince the world is our home & we share a common Humanity & itís imperative that men learn to live as Brothers.Ē

Powerful & poignant, entertaining & educational, heartfelt & humorous, the show celebrates this common Humanity, as Robeson fights globally for Social Justice for Blacks, Jews, Welsh & Spanish workers.

From the horrors of the Slave Trade, to the shame of the Holocaust. From the artistic wonders of the Harlem Renaissance, the Jazz- Bebop era. To McCarthyism, Blacklists, Racism & oppression. Robeson shows us that in spite of our differences; we still have more in common than we do in conflict. This show & the lively Q & A that follows; like Robesonís life; serves as a Cultural Ambassador inspiring us to greater achievement & a more noble life. Robeson paid the price for leading from the front, rather than pushing from behind. This descendant of rebellious slaves, who graduated Valedictorian in 1919 from Rutgers U & got a Law Degree from Columbia a few years later. An All-American Football player who played in early NFL, was later blackballed, had his passport revoked & silenced by HUAC. He stood tall & took the blows for those of us handicapped by ignorance or subdued by tyranny. For those who arrived in shackles & on bloody feet, surviving the nightmare so that others could live the dream.

Paul Robeson was a symbol of our developing manhood; armed with nothing more than the strength of his convictions & his vision of a World where men live as brothers. His Message was his Life.

The goal of the play is to awaken a new generation so that the lost brilliance of Robeson doesnít remain lost. To let all people know; that the best of Paul Robeson lives in all of you & with it the power to change the World.
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CEA Arts & Culture Institute 7120 Kelly Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15208