Venue Details

249 Star Starred
Kreeger Theater at Arena Stage
1101 Sixth St. Washington, DC 20024
202-554-9066
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You may bring drinks but not food into the show
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Lori M Kelman
Street parking is available if you're willing to look for it. The show is 90 minutes and the maximum for many parking spots is 2 hours.
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67 reviews
22 stars
attended Jan 02 2011

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

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372 stars
attended Jan 02 2011

I think the show is too long--one hour and forty minutes. Several people in the audience fell asleep and others looked bored. The show could use some editing.

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5 reviews
16 stars
attended Dec 31 2010

Must See!! Anna Deavere Smith is amazing as an actor - every move is choreographed perfectly. The content of the show is profound in and of itself but her performance is unbelievable. I'm going again!

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Website

http://www.arenastage.org/shows-tickets/the-season/productions/let-...

Quotes & Highlights

“A continually engaging and engrossing collection of testimonials.” —New York Times
“Spectacular! The best theatrical experience this season.” —New York Observer

Description

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).

About the Ticket Supplier: Arena Stage

Arena Stage today stands as a flagship American theater. Arena Stage was one of the first not-for-profit theaters in the United States, as well as a pioneer of the regional theater movement. It was the first regional theater to transfer a production to Broadway, the first invited by the U.S. State Department to tour behind the Iron Curtain, and the first to receive a Tony Award. Taking a leadership role in extending theater’s horizons, Arena Stage has implemented groundbreaking policies and programs, promoting diversity in all aspects of theater, from theatergoing to production.

The Arena Stage legacy of world-class productions includes vast epics, charged dramas, rousing musicals, and probing profiles. From the monumental to the developmental, Arena Stage has helped build the canon of American theater. While they produce American classics, Arena Stage premieres new American plays and supported works in progress. They’ve nurtured artistic growth and engaged the community, broadening and intensifying the theatrical experience for one and all. And yet, in spite of it all, in their second half-century they see themselves as more fresh, restless and dynamic than ever.