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.

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Sep 8 2014

“Rodney King” wraps up at PlayMakers

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.

REVIEWS
 
By Amanda Raymond
The Triangle Tribune
September 4, 2014

 
By Robert W. McDowell
Triangle Arts & Entertainment
September 4, 2014
 
By Robert McNeely
The Daily TarHeel
September 5, 2014
 
By Kate Dobbs
The Five Points Star
September 3, 2014
 
By Trey K. Morehouse
Classical Voice of North Carolina
September 2, 2014
 
 
 
NEWS
 
Interview with creator/performer Roger Guenveur Smith
WUNC
September 2, 2014
 

Timely as Ever, “Rodney King” Takes Center Stage at PlayMakers
Interview with creator/performer Roger Guenveur Smith
By Aaron Keck
WCHL Chapelboro
September 2, 2014

 
By Robert W. McDowell
Triangle Arts & Entertainment
September 2, 2014
 
By Elizabeth Baker
The Daily Tar Heel
September 1, 2014
 
By Maria Magher
The Triangle Tribune
August 30, 2014
 
By Clayton Johnson
The Daily Tar Heel
September 1, 2014
 

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