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ON OUR RADAR One Woman Show | Anna Deavere Smith Comes to Baylor On January 17, Baylor College of Medicine’s Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy will welcome Anna Deavere Smith for a special presentation of her one-woman performance called "Let Me Down Easy," a docudrama examining the body as it relates to health and human existence. The show will take place in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Center. The performance will engage the community in a new way, opening the discussion about mortality and the ethical issues surrounding the difficult decisions we all face. “Let Me Down Easy” is told through verbatim excerpts from real-life interviews, the unique voices coming together to tell a stunning story of the vulnerability of the body, the resilience of the human spirit and the increasing costs of healthcare. This presentation of "Let Me Down Easy" will be one of the largest community outreach events the Center has produced. Through her performance, Deavere Smith creates a multifaceted one-act play full of heart, humor and heroism with which guests of all backgrounds and ages can identify. Tickets start at $30 for the performance; with dinner in the Wortham Grand Foyer, the price is $206. Visit www.connect.bcm.edu/medical-ethics-performance to reserve. 12 L O C A L | december 16