Twilight : Los Angeles, 1992

Signature Theatre  |  New York, NY   2021.
American Repertory Theatre  |  Cambridge, MA   2022.
Conceived, Written, and Revised by  Anna Deavere Smith     Directed by  Taibi Magar
Set   Riccardo Hernandez      Clothes   Linda Cho      Lighting   Alan C. Edwards      Sound   Darren West      Projection  David Bengali

Assoc. Set   Jungah Han            Assoc. Clothes   Herin Kaputkin           Assoc. Lighting   Nic Vincent           Assoc. Projection  Dan Vatsky

with Elena Hurst, Wesley T. Jones, Francis Jue, Karl Kenzler/Carl Palmer & Tiffany Rachelle Stewart.

Photos by Alan C. Edwards. All rights reserved.

photo by Joan Marcus
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.
        Declared a “rich, panoramic canvas of a national trauma” by The New York Times, Smith’s transformative study of the 1992 L.A. civil unrest reveals the fault lines that set the city ablaze. Twilight : Los Angeles, 1992   is equal parts meticulously researched reportage and stirring cry for reform. 

- Signature Theatre

        “What makes this revised ‘Twilight’ not just a must-see but a must-hear is the sheer vividness of their voices, the stories they tell, and the revealing perspectives that Black, white, Asian-American, and Latino residents of Los Angeles offer as they sift through the meaning of a traumatic event, the social conditions that gave rise to it, and their hopes — some faint, some fierce — for change.”

- The Boston Globe