A poetic rhythm-charged look at the flawed everyman behind the myth. King endured police brutality, the glare of an unrelenting media and notoriety as the symbolic spark of the LA riots. His plaintive “Can we all get along?” remains an open question in America’s complicated relationship with race.
PlayMakers kicked off the 2014/15 Season with its first PRC² show, Rodney King, to much acclaim. Roger Guenveur Smith explored the man behind the myth and why his plaintive "Can we all get along?" remains an open question in America's complicated relationship with race.