Wednesday September 18, 2013 / 8:00pmRodney King
How was your experience?
This one-person monologue, delivered by a non-Black actor, just did not work for me. When presenting the person of Rodney King he did not look or sound like the real Rodney. (I had seen him in a one-hour interview at USC shortly before his death.) A valient attempt was made to depict the infamous arrest, the after-effects of the trial, the riot, the violence. The attempt succeeded only partially in its ambition and left the audience rather down. It felt like a play still in development.