Let Me Down Easy starring ANNA DEAVERE SMITH



Called “the most exciting individual in American theater” by Newsweek magazine, Anna Deavere Smith (Fires in the MirrorTwilight: Los Angeles) explores the power of the body, the price of health and the resilience of the spirit. Based on interviews with an eclectic range of people, from a heavyweight boxer to a former supermodel, and from Texas Governor Ann Richards to legendary cyclist Lance Armstrong, Let Me Down Easy “is a totally vital piece of theater, mixing a standup comic’s instincts with a great reporter’s keen eye” (Variety).

Let Me Down Easy is performed without an intermission and runs approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes.


Arena Stage is thrilled to present a weekly series of guest speakers connected with its production of Let Me Down Easy. The series is free and open to the public and will take place on Sundays January 16, 23, 30 and February 6 and on Saturday January 29, at 3:45 p.m., immediately following the 2 p.m. matinee performance. During each event, Arena Stage will welcome a guest speaker whose work in the world resonates with the issues at play in Let Me Down Easy: whether in healthcare policy, sports, medicine, or spirituality.

  • January 16: Joan Maxwell MTS, Bea Leibson LICSW, and Rebecca Podurgiel Ramirez, MD, MSSA, experts in the field of palliative and end of life care from George Washington University Hospital
  • January 23: Ruth J. Katz, Chief Public Health Counsel with the Committee on Energy and Commerce in the U.S. House of Representatives
  • January 29: Franmarie Kennedy, Ph.D. of the Aspen Health, Biomedical Science and Society Initiative
  • January 30: Washington Post sports columnist and feature writer Sally Jenkins
  • February 6: Vanessa Northington Gamble, M.D., Ph.D., University Professor of Medical Humanities at George Washington University
  • Reservations can be made by calling the Arena Stage Sales Office at 202-488-3300.


Aisha Keys

Craze Chameleon Studio, LLC










About crazechameleonstudio

Craze Chameleon Studio established in 1999 by founder Aisha Keys, a native Washingtonian, is one of the must vintage clothing collections in D.C. At the age of 23, her distinct fashion style turned the heads of many people on the streets of D.C., thus propelling her into a career as a personal shopper and fashion stylist to aspiring models, vocalists, musicians, and local fashionistas. Because of her ability to change her look from day to day, she was nicknamed the Chameleon; thus creating Craze Chameleon Studio. A studio of vintage clothes from the 20’s – 60’s. At the Studio, Aisha creates masterpieces utilizing her creative eye and vintage pieces. “…through my original style and vintage apparel, I show people how to put it all together and create their own unique fashion statement.” Aisha Keys. Craze Chameleon Studio has carved out its own niche among vintage retailers by providing up to the minute fashion that looks as if it is off the runway today, but is an original garment from fashion past. Since opening in 1999, CCS has been one of D.C.’s vintage clothing resource and one of the most celebrated vintage destinations in the D.C. area; supplying clothes to many retailers in the metropolitan area like Kaur, Nana, Meeps, Crossroads, Buffalo Exchange, Reddz Trading and Mustard Seed. CCS has an incredible array of vintage clothing from cocktail dresses, furs, suits, designer garments, accessories for men and women, and household collectibles and furnishings. There is an exclusive collection of used and dead stock items at the studio. To make an appointment call 2022008892 or email crazechameleonstudio@gmail.com

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