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Let Me Down Easy

Let Me Down Easy

ambitious and funny tour-de-force
conceived, written and performed by Anna Deavere Smith
directed by Leonard Foglia
December 31, 2010–February 13, 2011 in the Kreeger

Called “the most exciting individual in American theater” by Newsweek magazine, Anna Deavere Smith (Fires in the Mirror, Twilight: Los Angeles) explores the power of the body, the price of health and the resilience of the spirit. Based on interviews with an eclectic range of people, from a heavyweight boxer to a supermodel, and from Texas Governor Ann Richards to legendary cyclist Lance Armstrong, Let Me Down Easy “is a totally vital piece of theater, mixing a standup comic’s instincts with a great reporter’s keen eye” (Variety).