Anna Deavere Smith
(© Mary Ellen Mark)
Anna Deavere Smith
(© Mary Ellen Mark)
Paul Weitz's Trust and Douglas Carter Beane's Mr. and Mrs. Fitch will join writer/performer Anna Deavere Smith's solo show, Let Me Down Easy in the Second Stage Theater's 2009-2010 lineup. A fourth show is still to be named.

As previously reported, Smith's show, which is set to begin performances in September, will be directed by Leonard Foglia. The work explores the world of healthcare from both the patient and practitioner perspective, and is based upon interviews Smith conducted with a wide variety of sources, including Lance Armstrong, Anderson Cooper, and former Texas Governor Ann Richards.

Smith' s previous shows include Fires in the Mirror, and Twilight: Los Angeles. She is also known for her film and TV work, including a role on the NBC series The West Wing.