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Daniel Beaty stars as Paul Robeson in Tectonic Theater Project's The Tallest Tree in the Forest.
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Daniel Beaty stars as Paul Robeson in Tectonic Theater Project's The Tallest Tree in the Forest.

Jan. 21-Feb. 16: The Tallest Tree in the Forest
You can see playwright and performer Daniel Beaty in the world premiere of his one-man show, The Tallest Tree in the Forest, at Arena Stage through February 16. Directed by Moisés Kaufman, this play from Tectonic Theater Project includes 14 songs and a live band, as Beaty tells the story of controversial artist and activist Paul Robeson, who rose to international fame and fought for the “everyman,” but ultimately saw his reputation tarnished by McCarthy era politics.

Jan. 21-Apr. 6: Voices of the Vigil
Now through April 6 you can visit the Washington Hebrew Congregation in Northwest to see Voices of the Vigil, an exhibit that explores efforts by Jewish Washingtonians to help their Soviet counterparts. Sponsored by the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington, the collection features photographs, memoirs and objects that document how local Jews marched, rallied, wrote letters and regularly protested from 1970 to 1991.

Music: “Old Man River” by Geoffrey Simon

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