'Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992'
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Witness the Other Theatre Co.'s Chicago debut in this play, written by Anna Deavere Smith and directed by Jason Gerace, that opens a "dialogue on the systems of injustice leading to seemingly unconnected pivotal moments in U.S. history, the Los Angeles riots of 1992, the recent shooting of Michael Brown and the death of Eric Garner from a NYPD officer’s chokehold, and their repercussions in the nation today," according to promotional materials. "Following the 1992 acquittal of four white police officers for brutally beating Rodney King, a black man, at the end of a high-speed chase, Los Angeles was thrust into a world of outrage and chaos witnessed by the entire globe. A solo piece transformed into a multiple actor performance, 'Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992' captures fragments of this volatile moment in 20th-century U.S. race relations known commonly as the L.A. riots. Constructed using real life interviews conducted by Smith during the riots and using verbatim dialogue, the play details conflicting perceptions of relationships between race, ethnicity, class, power, violence and resistance, each told by those with drastically different stakes in this historic struggle."