Venue Details

Arena Stage - Kreeger Theater
1101 Sixth St. Washington, DC 20024
202-554-9066
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 28 members
Review from Amy T
Red Velvet 281 events 68 reviews

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

reviewed Jan 02 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Vicky Schwartz
Red Velvet 984 events 20 reviews

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.

reviewed Jan 02 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from baf
119 events 68 reviews

Go--it's outstanding!

reviewed Dec 31 2010 report as inappropriate
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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).

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