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Saturday, Jan 14, 2012 - 8:00 PM    "Let Me Down Easy" Anna Deavere Smith ("The West Wing," "Nurse Jackie") brings samples of her more than 300 interviews with people worldwide to the stage, evoking laughter and tears as their words recount personal experiences with the frailty of the human body. Smith submerges her own persona, and assumes her characters' vocal and physical mannerisms from Idaho bull rider Brent Williams to Tour de France veteran Lance Armstrong; from hospital patient Hazel Merritt to former Texas Governor Ann Richards. G
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