$12 in advance
$15 at the door
"Moments With Paul Robeson”
based on the life of
20th century Renaissance Man
Come join us as we honor and celebrate one of the great Renaissance figures in American history with “Moments With Paul”, a musical and spoken portrayal of the world-famous scholar, actor, singer, lawyer, all-American athlete and civil rights activist – Paul Robeson. Produced by United in Music, Inc., the show will be performed at White Horse Black Mountain on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 7:00 pm.
The show stars Jason McKinney as Robeson, the African-American Renaissance man who rose to prominence in multiple arenas at a time when racism and segregation was rampant in the United States. Robeson used his fame as a performer to become a voice for people who were marginalized both at home and abroad. Despite a hugely successful career on stage and in films and international popularity, he was eventually silenced and his career effectively ended by prejudice and McCarthyism. Mr. McKinney is joined on stage by Christopher Bagley portraying the role of Robeson’s accompanist, Lawrence Brown.
“Moments With Paul” sheds light on the life of this courageous, influential and complex man whose message remains particularly relevant for today’s audiences. It brings attention to the important Robeson legacy which for too long had faded into the shadows of American lore.
Before King dreamed, before Thurgood Marshall petitioned and Sidney Poitier emoted, before the big breakthroughs in Hollywood and Washington, before the Jim Crow signs came down and the Civil Rights banners went up, before Spike Lee, Denzel Washington, Sam Jackson and Jesse Jackson, there was…!