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RODNEY KING

Thu, Mar 23 - 8:00 pm

Since 1990 award-winning actor, writer and director Roger Guenveur Smith has been developing and performing critically acclaimed solo theater pieces on historical African American figures. Smith previously adapted his Obie Award-winning solo performance of A Huey P. Newton Story into a Peabody Award-winning telefilm. Smith's Huey and his Watts Towers Project were both recorded by LATW, as was Radio Mambo: Culture Clash Invades Miami, directed by Smith. Recent directorial credits include both the West Coast and Los Angeles premieres of The Mountaintop, and Steven Berkoff's Agamemnon, which he performed with LATW for the Olympic Arts Festival. His history-infused work for the stage also includes the acclaimed Rodney King, Juan and John, Iceland, In Honor of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Christopher Columbus 1992, Who Killed Bob Marley?, Patriot Act, The End of Black History Month, Two Fires and, with Mark Broyard, Inside the Creole Mafia, cited by the LA Weekly as Production of the Year for both its premiere and revival runs. Smith’s many screen credits include Do the Right Thing, for which he created the stuttering hero Smiley, and the acclaimed Dope and Chi-Raq. Smith also starred in the HBO series K Street and Oz. He has acted in over 80 films including School Daze, Do the Right Thing, King of New York, Deep Cover, Malcolm X, Eve’s Bayou, Hamlet, All About the Benjamins and Poetic Justice.

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Bootleg Theater 2220 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90057

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