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190 Star Starred
Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Main Stage 641 D. Street, NW Washington, DC 20004
202-393-3939
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2 reviews
8 stars
Play with the computer tools out in the lobby that are provided during "The Nether" run at the Wooley Mammoth.
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There are garages right across the street if coming in inclement weather. Otherwise TAKE THE METRO
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Reviews & Ratings

"Rodney King"
55 ratings
4.6 average rating
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5 reviews
12 stars
attended Jul 13 2014

One man/woman shows are always difficult to pull off and keep the audience focused. I think this actor did a very good job - although not eXcellent. I've seen James Earl Jones and Larry Fishburne do one man performances in the past. So, on a...continued

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4 reviews
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149 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 13 2014

Sobering...it reminded me of what was going on during that period, revealed a few things I wasn't aware of and made me realize just how little things have changed. And that's what good theatre ought to do.

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Quotes & Highlights

Watch Smith perform an excerpt from Rodney King.

“Infusing the sensationalism with subtle compassion, Smith restores to King what King himself was always trying to wrestle back from the media … his simple humanity.” —Los Angeles Times

“After mesmerizing audiences with his one-man shows as Huey P. Newton and Frederick Douglass, Roger Guenveur Smith will inhabit on stage the life of Rodney King, whose beating by Los Angeles police in 1991 and subsequent acquittal of the officers involved led to the deadly 1992 Los Angeles riots and his own famous plea, “Can we all get along?” — The Washington Post

About the Ticket Supplier: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co.

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company ignites an explosive engagement between theatre artists and the community by developing, producing and promoting new plays that explore the edges of theatrical style and human experience, and by implementing new ways to use the artistry of theatre to serve the people of Greater Washington, DC.