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Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992

Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992

By Anna Deavere Smith
Directed by Benny Sato Ambush

December 2 - 13, 2020

One verdict can change the course of history. The news of the police officers’ acquittal in Rodney King’s police brutality case reverberated throughout the streets of Los Angeles and the world. Acclaimed playwright and actor Anna Deavere Smith responded artistically by interviewing hundreds of Los Angelinos in preparation for this stunning "documentary theater" piece. Declared a “rich, panoramic canvas of a national trauma” by The New York Times, Smith’s transformative study of the 1992 L.A. riots includes characters of different classes, professions, genders, and races, all of them giving their perspectives on a city in turmoil. Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 exposes and explores the political, economic, and devastating human impact of that event  – and its urgent reverberations twenty-eight years later. Originally a one-person play, Twilight will be performed by the entire company of second year actors along with alums from remote locations across the country.

Information on streaming will be made available in the first week of November.