Rodney King: Powerful Solo Show by Roger Guenveur Smith (American Gangster)
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The last date listed for Rodney King was Sunday July 20, 2014 / 2:00pm.
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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
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