Roger Guenveur Smith in One-Man Show Frederick Douglass Now
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The last date listed for Frederick Douglass Now was Wednesday February 6, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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Suburban couple Ben and Mary are hosting a cookout to welcome their new neighbors, free spirits Sharon and Kenny. But the casual barbeque soon turns into a delirious and dangerous bacchanal, shattering the fragile hold Ben and Mary have on their way of life -- with unexpectedly comic consequences. Detroit is a bitingly humorous look at what happens when we dare to open ourselves to something new and challenges our assumptions about status, comfort, ambition and community. Written by Lisa D'Amour (Ten Thousand Things, Nita and Zita), Detroit was a Pulitzer Prize finalist and one of The New York Times' top plays of 2012. Please see the full event description for pre- and post-show activities on selected dates. Learn More
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Featured review from mariabpenny
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A masterful portrait of the life of Douglass and the implications it has had on progress toward equality of black Americans. I thoroughly enjoyed the writing and the acting.
We had one major problem: Mr. Smith spoke into a hand-held mike that did not have enough amplification. We were sitting in the fifth row, and my husband who has hearing problems was able to hear only about half the show. We spoke to the house manager afterwards. He said that he had asked that the sound be turned up after complaints from Monday's audience, but that they had not done so enough. If you don't hear well, ask to be seated nearer the front!!!!! This would have been a very different review if my husband had written it. We attend this theater regularly, and he has never had problems like this before so it comes from choices made on sound for this production.