L.A. Theatre Works On the Air:
Roger Guenveur Smith stars in
“A Huey P. Newton Story”
L.A. Theatre Works’ Radio Theatre Series will air A Huey P. Newton Story, written, directed and starring Roger Guenveur Smith. The broadcast can be heard locally in Southern California on Sunday, August 5 from 8 -10 pm on KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles (98.7 FM in Santa Barbara, 99.5 FM in Ridgecrest/China Lake and 93.7 FM in Rancho Bernardo/North San Diego), and can also be streamed on demand at www.latw.org.
In his brilliantly imagined, Obie Award-winning show, Roger Guenveur Smith explores the life of the controversial Black Panther leader through a series of improvisations based on Newton's own words and writings. The broadcast includes a conversation with sound designer Marc Anthony Thompson, who created the show’s unique audio backdrop, as well as excerpts from Huey's own speeches.