The World Is My Home - The Life of Paul Robeson

Multiple Dates & Times
All Ages
All Ages
  • Get Tickets
  • Details
  • Comments
Event Stats
All Ages
Event Description

One show only before his off to The District Theatre in Indianapolis, Santa Monica Playhouse and Stogie Kenyatta present Kenyatta’s acclaimed solo show about African-American artist/activist Paul Robeson:

"The World is my Home - The Life of Paul Robeson"

A powerful and poignant, entertaining and educational, heartfelt and humorous evening of theatre, now more important than ever before.

Its a "Turn-of-the-Century Love Story" about the triumphs and tragedy of this great American, Robeson, told with music, comedy, passion and heartfelt emotion that delves into his close friendship with Albert Einstein, his affection for the Jewish people, the Holocaust, Jim Crow Laws, the Harlem Renaissance, his complex 44 year marriage to Eslanda and America's amazing, yet painful history. Kenyatta plays 12 characters & ages from 5 to 65, with props, several wardrobe changes & a finger-snapping soundtrack by Ellington, Coltrane, Fats Waller, Cab Calloway, Louie Armstrong  & Robeson himself.

Robeson was witness to the artistic wonders of the Harlem Renaissance and the Jazz-Be bop era. His life’s work celebrates our common humanity as he fought globally for social justice. “Armed with nothing more than the strength of his convictions and his vision of a world where men live as brothers. His message was his life," says Kenyatta. “He shows us that in spite of our differences; we still have more in common than we do in conflict.”

Any protocols in place on date of performance will be observed - let's all keep each other safe so we can enjoy in-person theatre together! (Proof of vax and indoor masking will be required).

Select Tickets
Sorry, there are no upcoming events in this series.
Venue Details
Map of Venue Location.
Santa Monica Playhouse® 1211 4th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Join the Conversation

Follow the event with #smplayhouse