Italian immigrant Simon Rodia spent 33 years building the Watts Towers only to abandon them.
By Roger Guenveur Smith.
Written and performed by Roger Guenveur Smith.
"The Watts Towers Project" is Smith's edgy and funny take on Simon Rodia, the Italian immigrant who spent 33 years building his towers – only to walk away from them and never return.
From this story, Roger Guenveur Smith ("A Huey P.
Newton Story") builds a multi-faceted portrait of Los Angeles.