Anna Deavere Smith to perform one-woman show at UCLA School of Public Health event

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Sarah Anderson
WHAT
Playwright, actor and professor Anna Deavere Smith, hailed by Newsweek as "the most exciting individual in American theater," will perform her singular brand of "documentary theater" at the 36th Annual Lester Breslow Distinguished Lecture and Dinner, hosted by the UCLA School of Public Health. 
 
Smith will present her most recent one-woman show, "Let Me Down Easy," which explores life, death, and the resilience and vulnerability of the human body and which opened to rave reviews at New York City's Second Stage Theatre last fall. Her unique blend of theatrical art, social commentary and journalism earned her a prestigious MacArthur "genius" fellowship in 1996. 
 
WHEN:          
Thursday, March 18
 
• Reception: 6 p.m.
• Dinner and program: 7 p.m.
 
WHERE:        
The Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, Calif. 90210

BACKGROUND:
The annual Lester Breslow Distinguished Lecture and Dinner brings together prominent health care and corporate executives, community leaders, and political dignitaries, along with School of Public Health faculty and alumni. The UCLA School of Public Health is recognized as one of the top public health programs in the country, and funds raised during this event support some of the most important and innovative health education and research efforts in the U.S. and around the world.
 
COST:     
Individual tickets are $150 and can be purchased online. (Sponsorship opportunities are available.) For more information, call 310-825-6464.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Press should contact Sarah Anderson, 310-267-0440, [email protected].
 
Media Contact:
Sarah Anderson