Arts Discount: The Tallest Tree In The Forest

tallesttree200x200_grassrootsTHE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST – World Premiere Production

Mark Taper Forum

April 12 – May 25, 2014

A Play with Music Written and Performed By Daniel Beaty


“I am the third Negro ever to attend Rutgers University. And the way these white students are staring at me, I instantly wonder if the other two made it out alive.” —Paul Robeson in The Tallest Tree in the Forest Paul Robeson was born the son of a runaway slave and died in 1976 as “the most well-known black man in the world.” Obie Award-winning writer and performer Daniel Beaty chronicles his remarkable life in an extraordinary theatrical biography. Embodying not only Robeson but also dozens of international personalities who crossed Robeson’s path, Beaty fills the theatre with the dreams, words and songs (American classics like Ol’ Man River) of a man who sacrificed everything in the name of liberty.

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