Twilight Los Angeles 1992
April 14th through April 30th
Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm - Sunday Matinees 2pm
Friday April 21st - Student Matinee 3:00 pm
There will be no performance on Easter Sunday April 16th
About Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992
In 1991, the violent police assault of African American Rodney King ignited international outrage after being captured on videotape and aired widely. A year later in 1992, in the aftermath of the trial and acquittal of the four Los Angeles Police Department officers charged with assault, protest and riots broke out in the streets of Los Angeles, where the incident took place.
Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 is the result of nearly 300 interviews Anna Deavere Smith conducted in a nine-month span with gang members, police officers, lawyers, activists and shopkeepers from a diversity of class and racial backgrounds after the riots. Smith has become an innovator in documentary theatre by cultivating solo performances based on the interviews she collects, and she originally performed Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 as a solo show. The work was nominated for the 1994 Tony Award for Best Play.
Although the play is traditionally a one-woman show, our production features a cast over a dozen of actor plays various characters. Twilight invites audiences to engage in a dialogue around race and racism. Twilight: Los Angeles uses its various characters viewpoints to help us all journey to a shared, common ground.”