Smith's edgy and funny The Watts Towers Project
focuses on Simon Rodia, the Italian immigrant who spent 33 years building his towers, only to walk away from them, never to return. Smith blends his own childhood, the life of Rodia, and the last quarter-century of L.A. history to create (in the words of Back Stage West
) a "wonderfully eclectic piece".
(P)2007 L.A. Theater Works