April 27 - May 15, 2022
(Opening Night: April 29)
Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992
By Anna Deavere Smith
Directed By Chris Butler and Jenny Sullivan
One moment can change the course of history. On April 29, 1992, at 3:15 p.m., in an East Ventura courtroom in Simi Valley, the verdict is announced in the Rodney King case. Within hours, South Central L.A. erupts in what has been described alternately as “the riots,” “the uprising,” and “the revolution” – the largest social explosion of the American 20th century. In the aftermath, playwright, scholar and actor Anna Deavere Smith interviewed hundreds of people to try to understand the complex issues that fueled the flames. She fused the varied accounts of what happened into an unforgettable theatrical experience that will have you on the edge of your seat. Powerful, illuminating, deeply moving, this lauded Broadway “masterpiece” (Newsweek), goes directly to the heart of issues of race and class and is equal parts meticulously researched reportage and a stirring cry for reform.
“A rich, panoramic canvas…as necessary now as when L.A. was actively smoldering.”
– The New York Times
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For this concert series, masks are optional but strongly encouraged. Rubicon staff an artists will wear masks except when actively eating, drinking, or performing or speaking from a distance.
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