The festival will include the rarely produced "All God's Chillun Got Wings," which starred Robeson in the premiere in 1924. He portrayed a black man married to an abusive white woman who, resenting her husband's skin color, destroys his promising career as a lawyer. The festival will present a posthumous award to Robeson, who died in 1976 at age 77.
Performances will take place at the Village Theatre, 233 Front St., on each evening of the festival. Tickets are $30 general; $10 student. For more information, call 820-1818 or visit www.eugeneoneill.org.