WVPT offers tickets to Anna Deavere Smith concert at JMU
Viewer Supported WVPT – Your Source for PBS and More – has partnered with the James Madison University Forbes Center for the Performing Arts to offer a limited number of preferred tickets to the 8:00 p.m. Saturday, March 23rd performance by Anna Deavere Smith in the Forbes Center Concert Hall.
Tickets are available online at www.wvpt.net/letmedowneasy or available by phone at 888-987-8727. Pledges for tickets over the phone need to be made by using a credit card only.
Anna Deavere Smith is an acclaimed playwright and performer who has created countless memorable characters on television, in film, and on stage. Featured on the television programs Nurse Jackie and The West Wing, Smith has also starred in several films, including The American President, Philadelphia and Dave.
Throughout the past 20 years, she has interviewed over 2,000 individuals for her series of solo theatrical works called On The Road: A Search for American Character, which has been described as “a new form of theatre — a blend of theatrical art, social commentary, journalism and intimate reverie.” Without props, sets or costumes, she translates her interviews into performances that represent the vast diversity, race and cultural identity of both legendary and everyday people.