TWILIGHT: Los Angeles, 1992 by Anna Deavere Smith
March 8 - April 9
Nearly thirty years after the Los Angeles uprising following the Rodney King verdict, Center Theatre Group presents Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 by Anna Deavere Smith, directed by Gregg T. Daniel. This stunning, seminal play returns home to the Mark Taper Forum, reimagined with an ensemble cast for a new generation of audiences. A powerful piece of living record and one of the most important works in the history of the Taper, Twilight… explores the devastating human impact of the five days of uprising following the Rodney King verdict.
From nine months of over 300 interviews conducted during the year following the uprising, playwright and scholar Anna Deavere Smith crafted a play that goes directly to the heart of the issues of race and class. Twilight… offers stark insight into the complex and pressing social, economic, and political issues that fueled the flames in the wake of the verdict and ignited a conversation about policing and race that continues today.
Originally commissioned by and produced at the Mark Taper Forum, this 30th Anniversary Production is set to captivate our city once again.