Call Mr. Robeson
February 25, 2016
February 28, 2016
Anvil Centre Theatre

Written & Performed by Tayo Aluko

 “FIRST RATE” 4 Stars Michael Billington, The Guardian

Paul Robeson is a great and famous actor, singer and civil rights campaigner.

When over the years he gets progressively too radical and outspoken for the establishment’s liking, he is branded a traitor to his country, harassed, and denied opportunities to perform or travel.

Just as physical, emotional and mental stress threaten to push him over the fine line between genius and madness, he is summoned to appear before the House Un-American Activities Committee, to give the most difficult and important performance of his career.

This roller-coaster journey through Robeson’s remarkable and eventful life highlights how his pioneering and heroic (but largely forgotten) political activism led many to describe him as the forerunner of the civil rights movement.

It features much fiery oratory and some of his famous songs, including a dramatic rendition of Ol’ Man River.

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Media Sponsor:  The Georgia Straight



Thursday, February 25, 2016
Sunday, February 28, 2016


Anvil Centre Theatre