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Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: Regular $28 -- Member $25 -- Under 19 $14 (+hst)
A Life, With Songs

15. Call Mr. RobesonWritten and Performed by Tayo Aluko

Call Mr. Robeson follows Paul Robeson, a great and famous American actor, singer and civil rights campaigner. Famous for performing songs like “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen” and “Ol’ Man River,” Robeson was branded a traitor to his country for being too radical and outspoken in the 1950s. Featuring live piano accompaniment, this roller coaster journey through Robeson’s remarkable and eventful life highlights how his pioneering and heroic (but largely forgotten) political activism has led many to describe him as the forerunner of the civil rights movement.

Writer, performer and producer Tayo Aluko is a Nigerian-born artist based in Liverpool, UK. His one-man play Call Mr. Robeson has received accolades at Fringe festivals around the world, and won the coveted Fringe Review Outstanding Theatre Award at Brighton Fringe in 2016. The play has also been performed to great acclaim in Nigeria and Jamaica, and at New York’s Carnegie Hall in 2016.













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