Roger Guenveur Smith’s one-man show, RODNEY KING, features history, poetry, catastrophe and culture — in a theatrical take on a citizen of unsought notoriety.
It concerns our fellow Angeleno Rodney King. He who was caught in the national spotlight as the victim of police brutality that ignited the 1992 LA riots. He whose brutal beating by savage cops we recently watched (in an unexpurgated video) in the recent “O.J. Simpson: Made in America” documentary.
Smith, a specialist in developing theatrical studies of culturally important African American figures, offers a meditation on the man behind the myth and reveals America’s relationship with its racial past and present.
Performance won a 2015 Bessie Award in New York.
RODNEY KING | Bootleg Theater | March 24