Roger Guenveur Smith Rodney King

Roger Guenveur Smith: Rodney King

Los Angeles

"Roger Guenveur Smith gets it all and gets it brilliantly."
—The New York Times

Presented by Center Theatre Group as part of DouglasPlus

History, poetry and tragedy collide when Roger Guenveur Smith tackles the thorny odyssey of Rodney King—deemed “the first reality TV star”—from the harsh initial glare of the national spotlight as the victim of police brutality to his involuntary martyrdom that ignited the L.A. riots to his lonely death at the bottom of a swimming pool. As with his previous triumphs at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, including The Watts Towers Project and Juan and John, Smith seamlessly fuses facts and friction, motion and emotion into a gripping narrative that poses impossible questions while illuminating his subject with grace and empathy.


RUN TIME: 60 minutes

LOCATION: Kirk Douglas Theatre
9820 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232 | Map

PARKING: Free event parking after 6pm in the Culver City Hall garage off Duquesne Avenue.


Radar L.A. is supported by a grant from ArtPlace America, a collaboration of leading national and regional foundations, banks and federal agencies accelerating creative placemaking across the U.S., the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


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SUN 9/22
6:30 pm
THU 9/26
7:30 pm
SAT 9/28
7:00 pm
SUN 9/29
4:00 pm
THU 10/3
8:00 pm
FRI 10/4
7:30 pm
SAT 10/5
7:00 pm
SUN 10/6
1:00 pm

*Additional preview performances available via CTG web site.

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff