Anna Deavere Smith's Solo Show Let Me Down Easy Examines the Health Care Conundrum
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The last date listed for Let Me Down Easy was Sunday May 15, 2011 / 7:00pm.
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The timeless battle between Lucifer's forces of evil and Michael the Archangel's champions of goodness is brought to thrilling life in the holiday musical La Pastorela del Cielo, San Diego's longest-running professional theater production. Now celebrating its 23rd season, this beloved Mexican-inspired holiday show is a contemporary twist on the traditional story of the shepherds' journey to Bethlehem to witness the first Christmas. An epic morality play full of ethical choices and introspection, it's presented with levity, music, beautiful costumes and dialogue written entirely in verse, much like a yuletide Dr. Seuss story. This bilingual show is performed primarily in English, with additional Christmas carols sung in Spanish. Learn More
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Tour de force performance from Anna Deavere Smith. I couldn't tell the players without a scorecard though, and the play was essentially acted out interviews.
At the conclusion of the performance, there was an invitation to stay for an audience talkback, with the implication that it was about the play. It turned out to be essentially an advert from Kaiser Permanente. Not cool.
Quotes & Highlights
Called “the most exciting individual in American Theatre” by Newsweek, Anna Deavere Smith is the winner of two Tony Award® nominations, two Obie Awards, and a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship. You may also have seen her on The West Wing, The Practice, or Nurse Jackie.
For the past eight years, Smith has interviewed hundreds of Americans to create a virtuosic and moving show about the power and vulnerability of the body, the price of health, and the resilience of the human spirit. She speaks directly to our hopes and discomforts about life, death, whom we should take care of and who should(or should not) take care of us. This show is a bracing, poetic experience you won’t want to miss.
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