U.S. Embassy Nassau – Press Release

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Public Affairs Section
Telephone: 322-1181, ext. 4251/4220
Website: http://nassau.usembassy.gov
Nassau, The Bahamas

With the goal of making theater accessible to all, U.S. Embassy Nassau will sponsor a discounted theater night in collaboration with the second annual Shakespeare in Paradise festival. Thanks to the embassy’s support, tickets for the opening night performance of The World is My Home – The Life of Paul Robeson are now available for the discounted price of $5 – versus the normal theater ticket price of $25. Tickets are now available at the Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts located on Mackey Street in Nassau, The Bahamas.

The World is My Home – The Life of Paul Robeson is written and performed by Actor/Writer/Comedian, Stogie Kenyatta, who was classically trained at the Afro American Studio in Harlem, the Henry St. Settlement and Al Fann Theatrical Ensemble.

Bio Photo, Actor/Writer/Comedian Stogie Kenyatta Stogie Kenyatta performing The World is My Home – The Life of Paul Robeson

Bio Photo, Actor/Writer/Comedian Stogie Kenyatta
and Stogie Kenyatta performing The World is My Home – The Life of Paul Robeson

The critically acclaimed Broadway style show will have three performances at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas from October 4 to 6, 2010 as a part of Shakespeare in Paradise which is an affiliate of CariFringe, an annual ten day regional arts festival for the Caribbean.

Stogie Kenyatta says that the show is part of his personal quest to educate a younger generation about Paul Robeson, a talented, intellectually gifted, actor, athlete, singer, human rights activist and world citizen. The play is a tribute to the legacy of a tortured genius who was ahead of his time. He lived several lives filled with triumph and tragedy as he fought for the liberation of Africa and social justice for all. Paul Robeson was the son of a preacher who transcended race and dreamed for a colorblind society. He spoke out against the Holocaust, visited Warsaw ghettos in Poland & co-founded the OAU (Organization for African Unity) with WEB Dubois.

The World is My Home – The Life of Paul Robeson

Poster Art donated by Reuno Pratt

The second annual Shakespeare in Paradise festival will be held in Nassau, The Bahamas from October 1st – October 11th, 2010. The full schedule of all productions is posted on the festival’s website at http://shakespeareinparadise.org. Tickets for the discounted U.S. Embassy Night performance of The World is My Home – The Life of Paul Robeson on October 4th and all other Shakespeare in Paradise performances are available at The Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Monday through Saturday. You can also reserve tickets, via email, at: tix@shakespeareinparadise.org or call 393-3728, 394-7179 or 431-7197 for information.

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