Rodney King

Opened Jul 8, 2014
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In Rodney King, Roger Guenveur Smith explores the legacy of another American icon, colliding history and improvised poetry to unravel the myth of "the first reality TV star." From the initial glare of the national spotlight as the victim of police brutality, to the heroism thrust upon him that ignited the LA riots, to his lonely death at the bottom a swimming pool, Smith captures the story of a flawed, good-hearted everyman, and by extension reveals America's endlessly complicated relationship with its racial past and present.

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