Stogie Kenyatta’s The World is My Home – THE LIFE OF PAUL ROBESON in celebration of Kwanzaa
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Powerful and poignant, heartfelt and humorous, and to celebrate Kwanzaa, Santa Monica Playhouse is proud to present a one night engagement of film, television and stage personality Stogie Kenyatta’s acclaimed 2013 NAACP Solo Show Award-Winning show about African-American artist-activist Paul Robeson – just back from its sell-out England tour. Robeson – internationally renowned actor, recording artist, concert singer, football player, All-American athlete and Phi Beta Kappa Society laureate at Rutgers University, was witness to the artistic wonders of the Harlem Renaissance and the Jazz/Be-bop era, the horrors of the slave trade, the shame of the Holocaust, McCarthyism, blacklists, racism and oppression. 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.” Jamaican born and Brooklyn bred Stogie Kenyatta has been seen on everything from sitcoms and film to soap operas, from Bernie Mac and Jake and the Fat Man to HBO’s Tyson (Co-star) to The Bold and The Beautiful. He co-headlined a USO comedy tour in Tokyo, Japan and Okinawa. “The World Is My Home – The Life of Paul Robeson” had its first performance at the National Civil Rights Museum and has become the number one show on the American college scene. Back for two nights only to celebrate Kwanzaa for a third sell-out year.
TWO SHOWS ONLY : Saturday, December 26 at 8pm and Sunday, December 27 at 7pm
$25; special discounts for seniors and members of the military
Online at http://SantaMonicaPlayhouse.com or call 1-(310)-394-9779 ext 1.
SHOW WEB SITE: http://stogiekenyatta.com/