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Kreeger Theater at Arena Stage
1101 Sixth St. Washington, DC 20024
202-554-9066
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Reviews & Ratings

"Let Me Down Easy"
28 ratings
4.6 average rating
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122 events
14 reviews
15 stars
attended Dec 31 2010

She is amazing and you totally believe she is the character. We all enjoyed.

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Amy T Red Velvet
260 events
67 reviews
37 stars
attended Jan 02 2011

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

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20 reviews
993 stars
attended Jan 02 2011

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.

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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).