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Phillip Hayes Dean's Paul Robeson

April 18 – 20 & April 25 – 27, 2014

 

 

 


SYNOPSIS: A powerful chronicle of the life of Paul Robeson, from his childhood in New Jersey to his adult life around the world. An All-American athlete and a lawyer with Columbia Law School credentials, Robeson faced the racism prevalent in twentieth century society. He was denied the pursuit of his profession, blacklisted and had his passport revoked for eight years. It is Robeson's triumph in his struggle against racism that shines as a beacon to those struggling to make this world a better place.

Starring two-time Emmy Award Winner Keith David.

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Keith David
Keith David

KEITH DAVID (Paul Robeson), with over 150 film, television and stage credits to his name, Keith David continues to defy the odds with his ability to remain in demand across an astounding variety of entertainment mediums.  Mr. David’s impressive list of on screen feature film roles include Oliver Stone’s Academy Award-winning Platoon; Clint Eastwood’s Bird; and Paul Haggis’ Academy Award-winning Crash, as well as There’s Something About MaryArmageddon; Pitch Black; The Chronicles of Riddick; Requiem for a Dream; Mr. and Mrs. Smith; and Barbershop. Keith most recently appeared in Cloud Atlas.   In television, Keith is proud to be a series regular on the new Fox comedy Enlisted, due to premiere Friday, January 10, 2014. Previously, Keith was a series regular on the sitcom Belle's for TV One.  Other credits include guest stars on ER and 7th Heaven, appearances on Law & Order and CSI, LeVar Burton’s telefilm The Tiger Woods Story, for which he received an Emmy Award nomination, and The Cape for NBC.  Noted for his deep, commanding voice, another dimension of Keith’s career holds him as an Emmy-winning voice over artist. Internationally known as the voice behind Goliath from Gargoyles and the title character in the Spawn animated series, he provided the voice for “Vhailor” in the video game Planescape: Torment and “The Arbiter” for Halo 2, and the wildly popular Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Other voiceover credits include the A&E cable series City Confidential and the U.S. Navy television commercials.  Keith’s strong working relationship with Ken Burns made him the only choice for the narrative voice for three of Ken’s epic documentaries. Last year the segment “A Necessary War” from Burns’ miniseries The War, earned David a second Emmy Award.  His first Emmy was received for his work on Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson. The miniseries Jazz also earned David an Emmy nomination. Keith’s also lent his voice to Coraline and Disney’s Princess and The Frog.  A native New Yorker, Mr. David has extensive stage experience. Keith attended the famed PA (Performing Arts High School in New York City) and continued his studies in theater at the celebrated Juilliard.   In 1992 he received a Tony® Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for his performance in Jelly's Last Jam. Additional stage credits include: Sarah Pia Anderson’s revival of Hedda Gabler, and Lloyd Richards’ original Broadway staging of the late August Wilson’s Seven Guitars.  As if all of this wasn’t enough, Keith David is also an accomplished singer/songwriter with his own band. He is currently performing with symphonies and orchestras and in clubs across the country.


 

 

 

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