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.
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.
Pub Date: 1/30/97