Let Me Down Easy

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 7 p.m. Add to Calendar

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017
7 p.m. – Performance by Anna Deavere Smith
8 p.m. – Panel Discussion
8:30 p.m. – Dinner in the Wortham Grand Foyer (requires purchase of dinner ticket)

Wortham Center’s Cullen Theater
501 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002

The Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy welcomes playwright, TV star and stage actress Anna Deavere Smith for the Houston premiere of her theatrical hit, Let Me Down Easy. Ms. Smith is an actress, playwright and professor well-known for roles on TV including The West Wing and Nurse Jackie and in movies Rent and Rachel Getting Married.

On stage she has created an award-winning style by writing plays addressing poignant public issues using material solely from interviews. When granted the prestigious MacArthur Award, her work was described as “a blend of theatrical art, social commentary, journalism, and intimate reverie.” In addition, she has won a Drama Desk Award and been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and two Tony Awards.

“Let Me Down Easy” tells a stunning story of the vulnerability of the body and the resilience of the human spirit. Characters come alive on stage – including Texas Governor Ann Richards. PBS’ Great Performances describes it as, “…alternately humorous and heart wrenching, and often a blend of both.” “Run—do not walk,” says NBC’s Today Show, to see the Houston debut of Let Me Down Easy.

For more event information, registration, and ticket prices, visit: https://www.bcm.edu/centers/medical-ethics-and-health-policy/community/events


Wortham Center's Cullen Theater

501 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002


Allison Huseman