Rodney King: Powerful Solo Show by Roger Guenveur Smith (American Gangster)
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The last date listed for Rodney King was Sunday July 20, 2014 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Woolly Mammoth Theatre:
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- $40.00 - $63.00
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Woolly's 35th season opens with a guillotine-sharp, contemporary-sounding satire that morphs into a real tragedy as it tells the true story of a fabulously wealthy, fashion-setting teenage drama queen whose last name could've well been Cyrus or Kardashian. But France's famed 18th-century monarch Marie Antoinette has her own issues dealing with fickle fame and fortune, especially as her once-loyal subjects begin to royally despise her in the midst of an economic downturn. Multi-award-winning playwright and Guggenheim Fellow David Adjmi premiered his acclaimed work Stunning at Woolly, which welcomes him back, along with Woolly company member Kimberly Gilbert in the title role. New York magazine calls Adjmi's version of the historical drama "marvelous, disturbing, revisionist." Learn More
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Quotes & Highlights
Watch Smith perform an excerpt from Rodney King.
“Infusing the sensationalism with subtle compassion, Smith restores to King what King himself was always trying to wrestle back from the media … his simple humanity.” —Los Angeles Times
“After mesmerizing audiences with his one-man shows as Huey P. Newton and Frederick Douglass, Roger Guenveur Smith will inhabit on stage the life of Rodney King, whose beating by Los Angeles police in 1991 and subsequent acquittal of the officers involved led to the deadly 1992 Los Angeles riots and his own famous plea, “Can we all get along?” — The Washington Post
About the Ticket Supplier: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co.
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company ignites an explosive engagement between theatre artists and the community by developing, producing and promoting new plays that explore the edges of theatrical style and human experience, and by implementing new ways to use the artistry of theatre to serve the people of Greater Washington, DC.