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Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 Tickets

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Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 Tickets

About Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992

Signature Theatre revives revered actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith's seminal work Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992. The second production in Smith's continuing Signature residency, this timely and powerful work examines race, class and division in America with fierce insight and intensity. Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 tickets will be available on New York Theatre Guide soon.

The Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 play documents the 1992 Los Angeles riots and their immediate aftermath. The unrest was sparked by the acquittal of four police officers who were filmed brutally beating Rodney King, an unarmed DUI suspect struck fifty-three times by police. The officers' acquittal inflamed existing social and ethnic tensions within Los Angeles, leading to six days of rioting, 63 deaths, 2,383 injuries and over 12,000 arrests. 

Smith conducted over 350 interviews with individuals involved in or affected by the unrest. From those interviews, she created Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, a verbatim piece made up entirely of real people's accounts. Smith crafts an exhaustive and nuanced picture of an event variously described as a riot, a revolution, or a social explosion. Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 off-Broadway is equal parts meticulously researched reportage and stirring cry for reform. 

Following its first production in Los Angeles at the Mark Taper Forum in 1994, Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 transferred to Broadway's Cort Theatre, where it ran for 72 performances and earned two Tony nominations. PBS later filmed the show, again starring Smith, for television broadcast. 

Signature continues Smith's Residency One program, which offers audiences an in-depth experience of one artist's body of work by staging at least three of their productions over a period of five years. Tickets to Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 tickets will be available soon.

Run time

2 hrs, 30 mins (Incl. Intermission)

Start date

November 4th, 2021

End date

November 21st, 2021

Categories

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Signature is back with the long-awaited, powerful reimagining of 1992 L.A and its civil unrest, revealing the fault lines that set the city ablaze.

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93 Reviews

Wish I Could See Them All

Wish I Could See Them All

792 Reviews | 250 Followers
80
Great acting, Historical, Insightful, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if Verbatim segments taken from interviews at the 1992 LA riots. Remarkably relevant.

Don’t see it if You don't enjoy non-fiction history plays.

JoeyFranko

JoeyFranko

1210 Reviews | 486 Followers
90
Great acting, Resonant, Great staging, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You want to understand a little bit more about how we got to where we find ourselves now with BLM and why it feels like things never change.

Don’t see it if If you don’t want to expand your understanding of race relations in this country.

BwayBaby

BwayBaby

997 Reviews | 1056 Followers
80
Absorbing, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Relevant

See it if You want to see a serious play about race and injustice. Extremely well done and performed.

Don’t see it if You dislike docu-style theater or want to see something lighter in tone.

Adam G123

Adam G123

548 Reviews | 1904 Followers
83
Resonant, Intense, Intelligent

See it if You want a thoughtful examination of the LA riots in 1992 from multiple points of view. Well acted.

Don’t see it if You don’t like non-fiction works.

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Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 cast and creative team

By: Anna Deavere Smith
Director: Taibi Magar
Producer: Signature Theatre
Cast list: Elena Hurst, Wesley T. Jones, Francis Jue, Karl Kenzler, Tiffany Rachelle Stewart
Design: Riccardo Hernández
Lighting: Alan C. Edwards
Costume: Linda Cho
Sound: Darron L West
Other info: Projection design by David Bengali, Michael Leon Thomas is the movement coach, Dawn-Elin Fraser is the dialect coach, Ann James is the sensitivity specialist, and Charles M. Turner III is the production stage manager.

Venue

480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY, USA, 10036

Accessibility

Wheelchair access, assisted listening devices; open caption, audio described, and ASL performances

More information about Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992

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. Variously called a “riot, a revolution, or a social explosion,” the events that followed the verdict drew worldwide attention. Playwright, actor and scholar Anna Deavere Smith responded artistically by dissecting the anatomy of the unrest. She interviewed over 350 Los Angelinos in preparation for the performance. Smith’s transformative study of the 1992 L.A. riots reveals the fault lines that set the city ablaze. Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 is equal parts meticulously researched reportage and stirring cry for reform.

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