In this riveting, improvised performance, Smith unravels the myth of the late Rodney King, revealing a man besieged by the Los Angeles Police Department and an unrelenting media spotlight. Smith's rhythm-charged narrative navigates King's fatal descent into his backyard pool, the peaceful punctuation to a life unwittingly distinguished  violence. "Can we," King implores from the deep end, "all get along?"   Photo credit: Patti McGuire

In this riveting, improvised performance, Smith unravels the myth of the late Rodney King, revealing a man besieged by the Los Angeles Police Department and an unrelenting media spotlight. Smith's rhythm-charged narrative navigates King's fatal descent into his backyard pool, the peaceful punctuation to a life unwittingly distinguished  violence. "Can we," King implores from the deep end, "all get along?"

 

Photo credit: Patti McGuire


Rodney King

Roger Guenveur Smith

USA

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