Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992

By Anna Deavere Smith

Directed by David M. Jenkins

Nov. 17–18, Dec 1–2, 2020

Tue. – Wed. 7:30 pm

Single seats: $20 | Pair of seats: $40 | Table up to four: $80

FREE for members at the Rock Star and All-Star levels.

Jaeb Theater, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

When this drama premiered shortly after the uprisings erupting from the verdict in Rodney King’s case, the Los Angeles Times called it “the most comprehensive literary response” that channeled “the cacophony of voices at the city’s heart.” Some 28 years after those events Anna Deavere Smith’s one-person masterpiece continues to reverberate powerfully within the context of our current times.

Jobsite Ensemble member and nationally-recognized spoken word artist Andresia Moseley breathes new life into Smith’s script, taking on over two dozen perspectives including victims, their families, witnesses, law enforcement, politicians, celebrities, and activists.

A “living newspaper,” Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 doesn’t take sides or offer solutions to the complicated, fraught issues but instead presents the consequences from that moment, leaving it in the hands of the audience to consider.

Dec. 1, 2020
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Dec. 2, 2020
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Tickets are not part of our 2020-21 season pass since they are an encore and self-produced solo work.

Like all Job-side Productions, they are free for members at the Rock Star and All-Star levels. Please contact us directly — not the Straz Box Office — to claim member benefits.

Health & Safety

The Jaeb Theater, typically 320 seats, has been reconfigured to accommodate 100 also with proper distance between tables. All additional tables and chairs will be removed from the theater.

In selling tables over single seats, we will be able to better safeguard audiences and also provide folks a means to establish their own level of comfort. If a single person or a couple prefers to purchase a four-top table to keep even more distance, they may do so. These tables will not for any reason be broken up, so folks do not need to be worried about being seated with people they did not arrive with.

Riots, Then and Now

The following reading about Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 is taken from a 2015 study guide created by Facing History and Ourselves. Any additions that refer

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  • David M. Jenkins – Director
  • Matthew Ray – Stage Manager/Associate Producer


  • Andresia Moseley


  • Jo Averill-Snell – Lighting Designer
  • Rebekah Lazaridis – Scenic Consultant/Artist
  • Chloe Belle and Tea Roberts – Scenic Painters
  • Brian Smallheer – Scenic Designer
  • Katrina Stevenson – Costume Designer

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