Venue Details

198 Star Starred
Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Main Stage 641 D. Street, NW Washington, DC 20004
Venue website Get directions
35 events
21 reviews
43 stars
Woolley Mammoth is a GEM! They dare to bring funny, unpredictable shows - the best in the area! I will try anything they do! (this was the first time I was not 100% satisfied).
star this tip starred
35 events
21 reviews
43 stars
Even with the current Metro issues: take extra time, don't even try to find parking
star this tip starred
View all 231 tips

Reviews & Ratings

"Rodney King"
55 ratings
4.6 average rating
  • 38
  • 16
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
42 events
27 reviews
23 stars
attended Jul 19 2014

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

star this review starred report as inappropriate
14 events
5 reviews
15 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

star this review starred report as inappropriate
238 events
172 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 13 2014 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.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
View All 23 Reviews
Member Photos
1413895489 pix
More Information

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