“Emotionally keyed up from start to finish”
- Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times
"Roger Guenveur Smith believes in the interconnectedness of history: that our lives, big and small, are enmeshed in the great tangle of events, big and small."
- Rachel Saltz, The New York Times
“Roger Guenveur Smith combines the personal and the political in a deeply moving portrait of one man's journey from the stinging pangs of childhood angst to the serenity that can come with maturity.”
Les Spindle, Backstage
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+ $10 for KDT Season Members
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The Watts Towers Project was a high point of Solomania! at the Douglas in 2006. Smith returns with an equally powerful and poetic work based on the true story of baseball legends Juan Marichal and John Roseboro and the infamous 1965 day when Marichal turned and hit Roseboro in the head with his bat. Smith witnessed the event on television and passionately presents it as part of a greater story that encompasses the Watts riots, Catholicism, the notions of marriage,family and, ultimately, redemption and forgiveness.
At a youthful 55, Roger Guenveur Smith is at least a few decades too old to carry baseball cards in his wallet, but the one he takes out to show has a special meaning…. more online.
Note: Video first posted on The American Show - May 19, 2011 http://theamericanshow.com/?p=713
Copyright 2011 Max Benavidez and The American Show
Juan and John Opens at the KDT!
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