Cabrillo Theater Arts
Spring 2017 production:
Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992
By Anna Deavere Smith
APTOS, CA — Cabrillo College today announces their Theatre Arts Department spring presentation, Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, at the Cabrillo Black Box Theater this April. The critically acclaimed play by MacArthur ‘Genius’ award-winning playwright and actress Anna Deavere Smith sheds light on the widely public, emotionally charged, and racially provoked events in Los Angeles that made international news in 1992. Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 chronicles the violent police brutality of African American Rodney King, the acquittal of the four LAPD officers charged with assault, and the protests and riots that broke out in the streets of Los Angeles after the verdict in 1992.
Directed by Cabrillo’s Donald Williams, Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 is the result of nearly 300 interviews Anna Deavere Smith conducted in a nine-month span with gang members, police officers, lawyers, activists and shopkeepers from a diversity of class and racial backgrounds after the riots. “Although the play is traditionally a one-woman show,” says Williams, “our production features a cast of over a dozen actors playing various characters. Twilight: Los Angeles uses its various character viewpoints to help us all journey to a shared, common ground and invites audiences to engage in a dialogue around race and racism.”
Smith has become an innovator in documentary theatre by cultivating solo performances based on the interviews she collects, and she originally performed Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 as a solo show. The work was nominated for the 1994 Tony Award for Best Play.
Don Williams will be joined by Cabrillo College Student Equity representatives to lead a discussion, "From Rodney King to today — How do we build a better future'?"
Time: 5:30-6:30 PM
Place: Black Box Theater
Twilight: Los Angeles 1992 at Cabrillo Black Box Theater
Ticket Prices: $18 General / $16 Students & Seniors / $8 Students with SAC Card
Friday, April 14 at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 15 at 7:30 PM
Friday, April 21 at 3:00 PM and Post-Performance Discussion 5:30-6:30 PM
Fridays, April 21 & April 28 at 7:30 PM
Saturdays, April 22 & April 29 at 7:30 PM
Sundays, April 23 & April 30 at 2:00 PM
For Tickets, visit www.cabrillovapa.com or call 831-479-6154. Box Office hours are Thursday – Saturday 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM.