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Anna Deavere Smith is the rare artist who both documents and decodes the yearning, frustration and defining characteristics of our time on stage. In her new solo show constructed from verbatim interview transcripts she first turns her trenchant humor and humanistic vision to the 'fragility and resilience of the human body,' voicing world-class athletes including cyclist Lance Armstrong and bull rider Brent Williams. But it is the ordinary citizens and how they deal with their diagnosis and the healthcare system that gives this testimonial on health, disease and death its undeniable power and beauty. "Bracing and poetic with a terrific cumulative impact (The New Yorker)," Let Me Down Easy is a work full of laughter and emotional brilliance from one of the treasures of American theater.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:The Broad Stage, Los Angeles