Join the Redlands Footlighters Theater on Father’s Day weekend for a benefit performance of The World is My Home — The Life of Paul Robeson, written and performed by Stogie Kenyatta.
Performances will be held on June 20 and 21, with the curtain at 8:15 p.m. The event will take place outside in a sloped, asphalt parking lot.
The World is My Home won an NAACP Theater Award for Best Solo Show. It shares the story of Robeson’s life from the age of five to 75, shining a new light on the renowned musician, composer, scholar, actor, linguist, journalist, and political activist.
“Theater unites people,” Redlands Footlighters Board President Ali Rafter said in a statement. “It has always been a powerful place to give voice to people, to educate and inspire, and to seed change in the world. The Footlighters Theater family feels honored to play a part in drawing our community together during this time of crisis.”
Tickets are $25, only available for purchase in advance. Attendees will bring their own lawn or camping chairs. Masks are recommended. A portion of ticket sales and all concession proceeds will be donated to Black Lives Matter. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. —Catherine
Posted: June 12, 2020