Venue Details

Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Main Stage 641 D. Street, NW Washington, DC 20004
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 55 members
Review from Juanita Newell
Red Velvet 42 events 27 reviews

As always, I'm very pleased with productions at the Wooley Mamouth Theatre and this one man show was outstanding. I loved it.

reviewed Jul 19 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Wendy Whitfield
Red Velvet 14 events 5 reviews

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

reviewed Jul 13 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from DH1
264 events 190 reviews 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.

reviewed Jul 13 2014 report as inappropriate
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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

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