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Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 Summary
Anna Deavere Smith

Everything you need to understand or teach Twilight by Anna Deavere Smith.

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Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 Summary

Introduction

Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 is the fourteenth part of Anna Deavere Smith's work in progress, On the Road: A Search for American Character, begun m 1983. The play's unifying focus is the civil unrest in Los Angeles following the April, 1992, verdict in the first Rodney King trial, presented from the perspective of the wide range of persons that Smith interviewed. The actress-playwright interprets a limited number of these actual people in her solo performances, editing and rearranging her raw material as she deems appropriate.

Although she conducted about 175 interviews for the project, in her one-woman performances Smith limits her dramatis personae to between twenty-five and forty-five personalities, depending on her production venue. Her choices have varied as Smith has worked on her command of the diverse people that she represents.

Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 began its premier run on May 23,1993, in Los Angeles, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum, which...

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