Overview

note on covid-19 

At this time, ticket sales for Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 have been suspended as we evaluate all our options to best serve the community. If you have any questions about your tickets, please contact our Ticket Services (open Tues - Sun, 11:00am - 6:00pm) at ticketservices@signaturetheatre.org and we’d be happy to help you. 

 

synopsis

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. 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. 

Signature is excited to work with Anna Deavere Smith to reimagine this play for new performers and collaborators.

Dates
April 28 - May 31, 2020
Residency