Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992
January 28 – February 5
In the Studio
“An American masterpiece” (Newsweek)
Director – Cal Weary
Technical Director – Jay Schmuck
Production Stage Manager – Michael Posner
Projection Artist – Justin Ayala
Scenic Design – Kacey French
Costume Design – Delia Pabon
Lighting Design – Ashley Rose Shaw
Sound Design & Compositions – Sergio Paul
Only 6 PERFORMANCES:
Jan. 28, 29, Feb. 4, & 5 at 7 p.m.
Jan. 30 at 3:00 p.m.
Feb. 3 at 4:00 p.m.
Inspired by the 1992 Los Angeles Riots, this monologue play delivers a raw and poignant perspective on the social, economic, and political issues that precipitated these traumatic events.
On March 3, 1991, a 26-year-old Black man named Rodney King was brutally beaten by four officers of the Los Angeles police department, all who were later acquitted. News of the verdict erupted into five days of violence and devastation — leaving 50 dead, 2000 injured, 9,500 arrested, and $1 billion in property damages. Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 is Anna Deavere Smith’s artistic response to these traumatic events. Using more than 350 interviews, Smith creates a mosaic of four dozen characters to expose and explore the devastating human impact of these events and offer a stark insight into the complex and pressing social, economic and political issues that set Los Angeles ablaze. First performed in 1994, Twilight remains a stunning, insightful, and relevant work of documentary theatre.
January 15: A recorded Community Conversation, moderated by Dionna Wright, with Jada Richardson, Jamiel Alexander, Jim Tyson, Jose Santiago, and Cal Weary. We hope to keep the passion ignited and that people feel called to do the work in uprooting the systematic racism and civil injustice that permeates our society. This conversation is the kindling and TWILIGHT: Los Angeles, 1992 is the fire awaiting to be lit.
January 29: Post show discussion panel.
In advance: $16
Tickets at the door: $18
All Studio seating is general admission first-come, first-serve.
Theatre doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance.
Masked are required in our building.
Visit our Gallery Hour before the performance!
Enjoy some 90s music by our Gallery DJs and Artwork curated by: