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For Anna Deavere Smith, the way is rarely 'Easy'

In her one-woman show at ART, she explores what gets people through their pain

Anna Deavere Smith in 'Let Me Down Easy.' Anna Deavere Smith has spent eight years doing dozens of interviews to put together "Let Me Down Easy." She says the version she will put on in Cambridge is one nobody has seen before. (Wiqan Ang for The Boston Globe)
By Megan Tench
Globe Staff / August 31, 2008

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CAMBRIDGE - Inside the theater, the stage door is locked up tight. A sign is posted: Anna Deavere Smith, Rehearsals. Two assistants sit outside. Clearly, work is being done. Inside the dark space is a couch, a couple of cushioned chairs, and a rack of clothes, from suit jackets to simple threads. And each day a new script is born. (Full article: 1322 words)

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