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Voices from South CentralBaltimore native Anna Deavere...

Voices from South Central

Baltimore native Anna Deavere Smith will perform her Tony-nominated one-woman show, "Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992," at Ford's Theatre in Washington for a limited run beginning tonight. Part of her continuing series called "On the Road: A Search for American Character," the show focuses on the riots that broke out in South Central Los Angeles in the aftermath of the first Rodney King trial.

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Like "Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Other Identities," which Smith performed at Center Stage in 1995, "Twilight" was compiled from scores of verbatim interviews. On stage, with uncanny verisimilitude, she re-creates the mannerisms and speech patterns of more than 40 of these interview subjects, ranging from former L.A. Police Chief Daryl Gates to ex-gang members.

Show times for "Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992" at Ford's Theatre, 511 Tenth St. N.W. in Washington, are 7: 30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays with matinees at 1 p.m. Thursdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. It runs through Feb. 14. Tickets are $24-$36. Call (202) 347-4833.

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Pub Date: 1/30/97


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