TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES
Conceived, written and performed by Anna Deavere Smith
Directed by Marc Levin
Premieres Sunday April 29 at 9:00 pm (Check local listings)
STAGE ON SCREEN continues its premiere season with the broadcast of TWILIGHT LOS ANGELES, Anna Deavere Smith's powerful one-woman/multi-voiced theater piece about the 1991 Rodney King beating, the violent aftermath of the 1992 verdict, and the lasting impact of the L.A. riots on America's conscience. Award-winning director Marc Levin weaves Smith's virtuoso stage performance with news footage and recent interviews to create an unflinching portrait of rage, sorrow, loss, and battered hope.
Go Backstage with Anna Deavere Smith to learn more about her search for American character. Check out Twilight: Los Angeles to learn more about the play and see our Resources section for more information about discussing race in America.
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National corporate funding for STAGE ON SCREEN is
provided by Starbucks Coffee Company.
Funding for TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Levi Strauss Foundation, The LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, Dorothy and Lewis Cullman, The Cornelius V. Starr Fund for Arts Programming at Thirteen/WNET New York, Miriam and Peter Haas Fund, The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, public television viewers, and PBS.