Broadway Black in collaboration with Signature Theatre hosts a BIPOC theatre night on October 15th, 2021 7:30 PM for Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 by Anna Deavere Smith in the Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W 42nd St.)
Use Code: NOBARRIERS to waive all fees. This performance is dedicated to inviting Black communities, Indigenous communities, and communities of color (BIPOC) to experience this piece together.
MacArthur Award-winner Tony Award-nominee Anna Deavere Smith continues her residency after Fires in the Mirror with a powerful reimagining of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 featuring an ensemble cast, exploring racial and cultural conflict in America through Anna’s trademark documentary lens.
Performances begin Oct 12th, 2021, and will continue until November 14th. The ensemble cast includes Elena Hurst, Wesley T. Jones, Francis Jue, Karl Kenzler, and Tiffany Rachelle Stewart.
The creative team includes Riccardo Hernández (Scenic Designer), Linda Cho (Costume Designer), Alan C. Edwards (Lighting Designer), Darron L West (Sound Designer), David Bengali (Projection Designer), Michael Leon Thomas (Movement Coach), Dawn-Elin Fraser (Dialect Coach), Ann James (Sensitivity Specialist), Charles M. Turner III (Production Stage Manager) and casting by Caparelliotis Casting and X Casting.
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. 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.
We ask that if you do not identify as BIPOC, you look for a different performance to attend, and allow this to remain a space for the shared experience of BIPOC communities.
This production contains footage of extreme racialized violence and instances of racialized and discriminatory language, which some may find disturbing.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and masks are required for all who enter the Center, both audience and staff. Learn more in their COVID-19 Updates.