Juan and John: Based on the True Story of Baseball Legends Juan Marichal and John Roseboro
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The last date listed for Juan and John was Sunday May 29, 2011 / 6:30pm.
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Featured review from davidRed Velvet
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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 advance, and went mainly because of the performer. i found myself immediately immersed in the narrative. JUAN & JOHN is not to be missed. I plan to go back again!
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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
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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
_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.