Venue Details

374 Star Starred
Kirk Douglas Theatre
W. Washington Blvd. at Duquesne Ave. 9820 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232
213-628-2772
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 35 members
Review from david

Outstanding performance---riveting story, beautifully executed. RGS always delivers first-rate intensely powerful theatre. The piece was at times outrageously funny, at times achingly heartbreaking. I knew nothing of the historical event in...continued

reviewed May 18 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Chris

RGS is poignant and masterful at his craft. The material presented seems intended for those who are major sports/baseball fans and falls short of including the audience as a whole. The show runs 1/2 hour too long but RGS tries his best to bring...continued

reviewed May 21 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Phyllis S.

This was excellent -- but it was the last performance of this run; if you see it around someplace else in the future, do NOT miss it.

reviewed May 29 2011 report as inappropriate
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“Roger Guenveur Smith believes in the interconnectedness of history: that our lives, big and small, are enmeshed in the great tangle of events, big and small.”—Rachel Saltz, The New York Times

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_The Watts Towers Project _was a high point of Solomania! at the Douglas in 2006. Smith returns with an equally powerful and poetic work based on the true story of baseball legends Juan Marichal and John Roseboro and the infamous 1965 day when Marichal turned and hit Roseboro in the head with his bat. Smith witnessed the event on television and passionately presents it as part of a greater story that encompasses the Watts riots, Catholicism, the notions of marriage,family and, ultimately, redemption and forgiveness.

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