What's Hot: Santa Monica Playhouse Presents 'Bananas! – A Day In The Life Of Josephine Baker'

Friday, 15 Feb 2013, 8:59:00 AM

Mitch James

Santa Monica Playhouse presents 'Bananas! – A Day in the Life of Josephine Baker' this Saturday, Feb. 16 at 8 pm and Sunday, Feb. 17 at 3 pm.
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Santa Monica Playhouse presents 'Bananas! – A Day in the Life of Josephine Baker' this Saturday, Feb. 16 at 8 pm and Sunday, Feb. 17 at 3 pm.

Santa Monica Playhouse this weekend presents a one-woman cabaret

based on the fascinating life of Josephine Baker written and performed by

award-winning actress Sloan Robinson accompanied by pianist Aeros Pierce. 

Performances will be held Saturday, Feb. 16 at 8 pm and Sunday, Feb. 17 at 3 pm.

Real

life legend Josephine Baker overcame the limitations imposed by the color of

her skin to become one of the world’s most versatile entertainers, performing

on stage, screen and recordings.

She was decorated for her undercover work for

the French Resistance during World War II.

She was a civil rights activist –

refusing to perform for segregated audiences and integrated the Las

Vegas nightclubs.

“Bananas!” combines drama, comedy, and music to recount

Baker’s rise from the slums of East St. Louis to the grand stages

of Europe.

Admission is $20. Santa Monica Playhouse is located at 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica.

For more information or tickets, call

310.394.9779 or visit santamonicaplayhouse.com.

 

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