Venue Details

199 Star Starred
Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Main Stage 641 D. Street, NW Washington, DC 20004
202-393-3939
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Reviews & Ratings

"Rodney King"
55 ratings
4.6 average rating
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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.

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5 reviews
16 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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DH1
248 events
176 reviews
3 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

Woolly Mammoth Theatre: 3 Play Package <em>Black Side of the Moon</em> Mariah Carey <em>Into the Woods</em> <em>Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical</em> <em>Black Side of the Moon</em> <em>Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley</em> Septime Webre's <em>The Nutcracker</em> <em>Carousel</em> <em>The Secret Garden</em> <em>The Second City's Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue</em> <em>A Choral Arts Christmas</em>