Friday - Sunday, April 12 - 14, 2019
Friday: Doors at 6:30 pm, show at 7:30 pm
Saturday: Doors at 6:30 pm, show at 7:30 pm
Sunday: Doors at 1:00 pm, show at 2:00 pm
General Admission Seating
$25.50 (not including fees)
STG Presents Roger Guenveur Smith - Frederick Douglass Now at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute April 12-14, 2019. Presented in partnership with LANGSTON.
Please note: The Roger Guenveur Smith performances originally scheduled for February 8 - 10, 2019 at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute have been rescheduled.
- Tickets for the February 8th show will now be valid for Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm.
- Tickets for the February 9th show will now be valid for Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 7:30 pm.
- Tickets for the February 10th show will now be valid for Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm.
Refunds for the performance can be made at the original point of purchase. Any questions about refunds can be directed to Ticketmaster fan support at 1-800-653-8000 or the Paramount Theatre Box Office at 206.682.1414.
For Seattle Theatre Group, Roger Guenveur Smith presented his Bessie Award-winning solo RODNEY KING at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center. It continues to stream on Netflix. He adapted his Obie Award-winning A HUEY P. NEWTON STORY, presented at On the Boards, into a Peabody Award-winning telefilm. Both KING and NEWTON were directed for the screen by Spike Lee. He and Mr. Smith were honored at last year’s Cannes Film Festival for their three decades of distinguished collaboration.
Last season, Mr. Smith wrote and directed CASA DE SPIRITS for San Francisco’s Campo Santo Ensemble, devised and directed THE HENDRIX PROJECT for the Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival, and directed Katori Hall’s THE MOUNTAINTOP for the Memphis MLK 50 Commemoration.
His history-infused work for the stage also includes CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS 1992, WHO KILLED BOB MARLEY?, IN HONOR OF JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT, JUAN AND JOHN, TWO FIRES, ICELAND, THE WATTS TOWERS PROJECT, and, with Mark Broyard, INSIDE THE CREOLE MAFIA, a “not-too-dark comedy.”
At Seattle Repertory Company, he directed the Bessie Award-winning RADIO MAMBO: CULTURE CLASH INVADES MIAMI.
Among his many screen credits are recent studies of Rosa Parks, Thurgood Marshall, and Nat Turner, as well as the acclaimed series QUEEN SUGAR. IT’S NOT ABOUT JIMMY KEENE, produced by and starring Mr. Smith, premiers at this season’s Sundance Film Festival.
Roger studied at Yale University and Occidental College, and has taught at both institutions as well as Cal Arts, where he directs his Performing History Workshop.