RODNEY KING

Bootleg Theater & Luna Ray Media present

RODNEY KING

Sat. March 25, 2017

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

Bootleg Theater

Los Angeles, CA

$15.00 - $20.00

Bootleg is thrilled to welcome Roger Guenveur Smith's RODNEY KING back to where Roger created it in 2012. Smith’s RODNEY KING has toured internationally and features history, poetry, catastrophe and culture in a riveting performance as he tackles Rodney King, who was caught in the glare of the national spotlight as the victim of police brutality that ignited the 1992 LA riots. Smith offers a meditation on a man behind the myth and reveals America’s relationship with its racial past and present.

In anticipation of the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Rodney King tragedy and the LA Riots, Smith for the final time will perform his Bessie-Award winning RODNEY KING at Bootleg Theater.

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

Roger Guenveur Smith
Roger Guenveur Smith
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.
Venue Information:
Bootleg Theater
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
http://www.bootlegtheater.org/