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March 8 – April 9, 2023

Mark Taper Forum
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Center Theatre Group meets the moment with Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992.

The story is brought to life by an outstanding ensemble of actors.

Twilight is the time of day that exists between darkness and light — a fleeting purgatory between one place and another. Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 traverses the ambiguity of that in-between state through compassionate yet unflinching examination of inequality, racism, [and] injustice.

Nearly thirty years after the Los Angeles uprising following the Rodney King verdict, Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 returns home to the Mark Taper Forum to be reimagined with an ensemble cast for a new generation of audiences. A powerful piece of living record and one of the most important works in the history of the Taper, Twilight is a stunning and seminal play that explores the devastating human impact of the five days of uprising following the Rodney King verdict. From nine months of over 300 interviews conducted during the year following the uprising, playwright and scholar Anna Deavere Smith crafted a play that goes directly to the heart of the issues of race and class. Twilight offers stark insight into the complex and pressing social, economic, and political issues that fueled the flames in the wake of the verdict and ignited a conversation about policing and race that continues today. Originally commissioned by and produced at the Mark Taper Forum, this 30th Anniversary Production is set to captivate our city once again.  

Conceived, Written and Revised by Anna Deavere Smith

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Conceived, Written, and Revised by
Anna Deavere Smith
Directed by Gregg T. Daniel

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Performance Length

The performance length is 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.

Be Aware

This performance contains light haze, use of herbal cigarettes and adult language.


Content Advisory

Recommended for ages 17 and older for mature themes. This production contains historical footage of extreme violence, gunshots and instances of racialized and discriminatory language.

Please contact Audience Services at (213) 628-2772 if you have further questions about the themes or content of this production.


More To Talk About Series

To maximize this moment, the potential for reflection, dialogue, and progress, we will be holding a series of virtual conversations on Level Forward’s Anthem Award-winning social impact platform - More To Talk About (MTTA) - a multi-media, multi-format, community-centered space devoted to the deeper questions and curiosities provoked by iconic cultural works on stage and on screen, hosted by Andrea Ambam.

Remembering Rodney King: Can we all get along? ft. Lora King, Patrisse Cullors, and Robert Lee Johnson - Friday, March 10 at 12 PM PT

Finding Unity in Division: The Art of Making Truce and Telling Truths ft. special guests to be announced - Wednesday, March 22 at 12 PM PT

Radical Hospitality: Moving towards Hope & Outwrestling Despair ft. special guests to be announced - Tuesday, April 4 at 12 PM PT

American Express® Card Member Performance

March 23, 2023

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Stage Talks

March 28, 2023
April 4, 2023
April 9, 2023

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Performance date: April 8, 2023

On sale: December 14, 2022

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