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Rodney King: Roger Guenveur Smith

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Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute Central District
March 24-26 2016


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Roger Guenveur Smith will be familiar from his appearances in several Spike Lee joints, and many other films besides (from Deep Cover to Dope). And though his movie work is exemplary, the work he creates for the stage is a whole lot of other ex- words (exhilarating, exuberant, exalted, and extraordinary, to name a few). Smith brought his masterful first-person performance A Huey P. Newton Story—later filmed by Lee—to On the Boards 19 years ago. He now returns with a very different show, which he describes as a “postmortem interrogation” of a very different, though no less misunderstood, Black historical figure: Rodney King. Read an interview with Smith in this week's theater section, but more importantly, do not miss this performance. I hate to think of Seattle having to wait another 19 years for a return engagement. SEAN NELSON

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  • March 24-26 2016