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“Let Me Down Easy”

Feb. 21-23. Anna Deavere Smith brings us voices whose unique perspectives and personal experiences of facing illness and navigating our health-care system ring too true to be denied. The 20 characters she uncannily channels range from regularly banged-up rodeo star Brent Williams, to cycling champion and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong, to outspoken former Texas governor Ann Richards, who eventually succumbed to that disease, along with Vagina Monologues creator Eve Ensler and risk-taking choreographer Elizabeth Streb, among others. Smith takes you on a journey of insight, empathy, and understanding through a remarkable night of thought-provoking theater you’ll long remember. Friday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets available at www.spokanestageleft.org or at the door.