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“Let Me Down Easy” at the Zellerbach
January 26, 2010, Volume 56, No. 19



Tonight at 7 p.m., Anna Deavere Smith, an actress, teacher and playwright, will discuss and perform selected scenes from her latest highly acclaimed piece, “Let Me Down Easy” at the Annenberg Center’s Zellerbach Theatre. 

Ms. Smith has had roles in the films Philadelphia, An American President, The Human Stain and Rent, and in television she has worked on The Practice, The West Wing and, currently, Nurse Jackie.

She is also founder and director of the Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue and teaches at New York University.

“Let Me Down Easy” is composed of a series of monologues based on the actress’s interviews with a wide range of individuals and focuses on the fragility and resilience of the human body and spirit.

The event is sponsored by the Center for Public Health Initiatives at Penn’s School of Medicine. Complimentary tickets are available in person at the Annenberg Center box office.


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Almanac - January 26, 2010, Volume 56, No. 19