About This Show

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. 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. Declared a “rich, panoramic canvas of a national trauma” by The New York Times, 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. The Signature production, directed by Taibi Magar, features an ensemble cast.

Show Details

Dates: First Preview: October 12, 2021 Opening Night: November 1, 2021 Final Performance: November 21, 2021
Location: Pershing Square Signature Center, New York City

480 W 42nd St,

New York,

10036

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Theatermania Review

| | November 1, 2021
Anna Deavere Smith’s documentary play returns, in reimagined ensemble form, in a new Signature Theatre production.

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