Opening Performance of Paul Robeson Postponed Due to Actor Injury
14 Mar 2014
The opening-night performance of Phillip Hayes Dean's Paul Robeson, which was scheduled for March 14 at 8 PM at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, has been postponed due to an injury sustained by Keith David, who stars as Robeson.
A statement from the show's spokesperson reads, "Due to an injury to lead actor Keith David, the opening performance of Paul Robeson by Phillip Hayes Dean has been postponed. A new performance schedule will be announced shortly. Mr. David looks forward to returning to the stage immediately after his prescribed rest. The Ebony Repertory Theatre family and the Company of Paul Robeson are wishing Mr. David a speedy recovery."
Playwright Dean also directs the Ebony Repertory Theatre production, which is currently scheduled to continue through March 30 in Los Angeles.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.