"What do you know about Paul Robeson?" internationally renowned baritone Anthony Brown
asked writer Andrew Flack a few years back. "I know a little, but show me your notes," Flack responded. It was New Year's Eve, and the two men began talking about Robeson's life, his music, his political struggles and how he was taken down by the powers-that-be. "Maybe we could work together to make a piece," Flack said, signing on to script the project. The result, I Go On Singing: Paul Robeson's Life in His Words and Songs
, directed by donnie l. betts
and starring Brown, opens Friday, February 28, at the Aurora Fox Arts Center
recently spoke with Flack about Robeson's legacy and writing the script for the production.
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