FREDERICK DOUGLASS NOW

Bootleg Theater presents

FREDERICK DOUGLASS NOW

Thu. March 16, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 9:00 pm)

Bootleg Theater

Los Angeles, CA

$15.00 - $20.00

In anticipation of the 2018 Frederick Douglass Bicentennial, Roger Guenveur
Smith returns to Bootleg with FREDERICK DOUGLASS NOW, described by the Los Angeles Times as “a personal benchmark for this remarkable artist.”
Smith bookends Douglass classic 19th century texts with original narrative to achieve a stylistic mash-up informed by the present American moment.
The four performance run of DOUGLASS will be followed by the final three live performances of Smith’s Bessie Award-winning RODNEY KING. Roger developed KING at Bootleg and has adapted it into a film which will premiere next month on Netflix.

Please note GA Tickets are $15 pre-sale, $20 Day of Show

Roger Guenveur Smith
Roger Guenveur Smith
At Bootleg, Roger Guenveur Smith has presented FREDERICK DOUGLASS NOW, RODNEY KING, WHO KILLED BOB MARLEY?, IN HONOR OF JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT, PATRIOT ACT, and, with Mark Broyard, INSIDE THE CREOLE MAFIA, cited by the LA Weekly as Production of the Year.
He adapted his Obie-Award winning solo performance of A HUEY P. NEWTON STORY into a Peabody Award-winning telefilm.
His history-infused work also includes THE WATTS TOWERS PROJECT, ICELAND, JUAN AND JOHN, TWO FIRES, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS 1992, and 500 LIVES PER MILE.
He recently directed Steven Berkoff’s AGAMEMNON, Katori Hall’s THE MOUNTAINTOP, and, at Cal Arts, THE HENDRIX PROJECT.
His many screen credits include the recently acclaimed BIRTH OF A NATION, DOPE, and CHI-RAQ.
Venue Information:
Bootleg Theater
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
http://www.bootlegtheater.org/