Twilight: Los Angeles 1992

Name: Pershing Square Signature Center/ Irene Diamond Stage
Address: 480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Production Information
First performance date: October 12, 2021
Opening date: October 12, 2021
Closing date: November 21, 2021
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
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.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Signature Theatre Producer
Anna Deavere Smith Playwright
Anna Deavere Smith Conceiver
Taibi Magar Director
Michael Leon Thomas Movement Coach
Riccardo Hernández Set Designer
Linda Cho Costume Designer
Alan C. Edwards Lighting Designer
Darron L West Sound Designer
David Bengali Projection Designer
Charles M. Turner III Production Stage Manager
Caparelliotis Casting Casting
X Casting Casting
Dawn-Elin Fraser Dialect Coach
Ann James1 Supervisor

1Credited as Sensibility Specialist.

Actor Role
Elena Hurst N/A
Wesley T Jones N/A
Francis Jue N/A
Karl Kenzler N/A
Tiffany Rachelle Stewart N/A