Second Stage Theatre's Production of Let Me Down Easy with Anna Deavere Smith
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The last date listed for Let Me Down Easy was Friday January 7, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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I did not especially enjoy this, although my companion liked it much more than I did. I thought the show was a bit disjointed, relying too heavily on quotes from celebrities. In a number of these cases, you were left wondering what the subject...continued
Quotes & Highlights
“A continually engaging and engrossing collection of testimonials.” —New York Times
“Spectacular! The best theatrical experience this season.” —New York Observer
Conceived, written and performed by Anna Deavere Smith
Directed by Leonard Foglia
Called “the most exciting individual in American theater” by Newsweek magazine, Anna Deavere Smith (Fires in the Mirror, Twilight: Los Angeles) explores the power of the body, the price of health and the resilience of the spirit. Based on interviews with an eclectic range of people, from a heavyweight boxer to a former supermodel, and from Texas governor Ann Richards to legendary cyclist Lance Armstrong, Let Me Down Easy “is a totally vital piece of theater, mixing a standup comic’s instincts with a great reporter’s keen eye” (Variety).
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