When Saturday February 9, 2013 @ 7:00 PM (396 days ago)
Where Lehman Auditorium
Duration 1 hour 30 minutes
Once in a lifetime a human being comes along who stands head and shoulders above the rest. Paul Robeson was such a man. An all-American athlete, scholar, international recording artist and star of the stage and screen, in his day, Robeson was the best-known African American entertainer in the world… and his life was a courageous example of integrity and discipline in the service of peace.
The story of this American hero who struggled and triumphed comes alive in this rousing 90-minute song-filled multi-media presentation, “I Go On Singing,” Paul Robeson’s life in his words and songs, performed by the gifted American baritone and international ambassador of peace, Anthony Brown accompanied by Ken Rodgers, professor of piano and organ at Hesston College, and narrated by our own David Evans, asst. professor of history and mission at Eastern Mennonite Seminary.
Anthony Brown, internationally acclaimed baritone and Hesston College sociology faculty and artist-in-residence, is an international promoter of peace and a citizen of the world. His primary goal is to bring people together across the many divides that separate us. In addition to his international peace work, Anthony is one of today’s most dynamic performers who sings a wide range of crowd pleasing vocal repertoire from musical theater and African-American spirituals, to opera, oratorio and art song.
Playwright Andrew Flack, creator of I Go On Singing, has produced more than a dozen times, and in 1986, three of his plays were presented in New York City: 36/47, Every Other One, and Naguibagua. In 1992, his play Ooma’s Ladder won the Rocky Mountain Playwriting Festival. Drew has also written five feature-length screenplays including his black comedy thriller, Corkscrew.
Admission is FREE with an EMU ID or with a donation at the door.
The performance is co-sponsored by the EMU President’s Office, Office of the Undergraduate Dean, Multicultural Services and Campus Ministries.
Intended Audience General Public
Name Brian Burkholder
Phone # 540.432.4115