TLA Program

Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992

Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York

This play is based on interviews conducted by Anna Deavere Smith soon after the race riots in Los Angeles of 1992.  All words were spoken by real peoples and are verbatim from those interviews.  

 

Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 program PDF

  • Production Information

    This version of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 was created for a touring production of the play at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Sharon Ott, Artistic Director; Susan Medak, Managing Director.


    In its original form Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 was originally produced by the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, Gordon Davidson, Artistic Director/Producer. It premiered on May 23, 1993, and closed on July 18, 1993.


    It was subsequently produced as a work-in-progress at The McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey.
    Its original New York production was provided by the Public Theater, George C. Wolfe, Producer. It opened at the Public Theater in March 1994 and was directed by George C. Wolfe.


    It opened on Broadway at the Cort Theatre on April 17, 1994. The producers were: Benjamin Mordecai, Laura Rafaty, Ric Wanetik, the Public Theater (George C. Wolfe, Producer) and the Mark Taper Forum (Gordon Davidson, Artistic Director), in association with Harriet Newman Leve, Jeanne Rizzo, James D. Stern, Daryl Roth, Jo-Lynne Worley, Ronald A. Pizzuti, The Booking Office, Inc. and Freddy Bienstock.

     

  • Scene Breakdown

    ACT ONE 

    ONCE UPON A TIME 

    SMOKE 

    NO JUSTICE NO PEACE: 

    THE STORY OF LATASHA HARLINS 

    THE STORY OF RODNEY KING 

    THE FIRST TRIAL/SIMI VALLEY FEBRUARY 1992 

    ROCKED 

     

    ACT TWO 

    LOSSES 

    THE NATIONAL GUARD COMES TO L.A. 

    AFTER DINNER 

    JUSTICE 

    TWILIGHT 

  • Cast
    In Order of Appearance

    Jessye Norman 

     

    Melissa Moon-Freeman 

    Ted Briseno 

     

    Rajen Upreti 

    Angela King 

     

    Selah Davis 

    Stanley K. Sheinbaum 

     

    John Simpson 

    Rudy Salas, Sr. 

     

    Thomás Augusto dos Santos Claro 

    Elaine Young 

     

    Bergen Sunday 

    Charles Lloyd 

     

    Cedrick Kazadi 

    Gina Rae AKA Queen Malkah 

     

    Melissa Moon-Freeman 

    Jay Woong Yahng 

     

    Melanie McGeary 

    Josie Morales 

     

    Iyla Stebbins 

    Sergeant Charles Duke 

     

    Ben Bartkowski 

    Anonymous Man 

     

    Samantha Gambino 

    Joe Viola 

     

    Ben Bartkowski 

    Keith Watson 

     

    Cedrick Kazadi 

    Shelby Coffey III 

     

    John Simpson 

    Katie Miller 

     

    Selah Davis 

    Octavio Sandoval 

     

    Thomás Augusto dos Santos Claro 

    Federico Sandoval 

     

    Thomás Augusto dos Santos Claro 

    Talent Agent 

     

    Samantha Gambino 

    Judith Tur 

     

    Iyla Stebbins 

    Daryl Gates 

     

    Ian Wettlaufer 

    Elvira Evers 

     

    Melissa Moon-Freeman 

    Cornel West 

     

    Jon Bolds 

    Reginald Denny 

     

    Ian Wettlaufer 

    Paul Parker 

     

    Jon Bolds 

    Mrs. June Park 

     

    Melanie McGeary 

    Maxine Waters 

     

    Melissa Moon-Freeman 

    Alice Waters 

     

    Bergen Sunday 

    Jin Ho Lee 

     

    Melanie McGeary 

    Elaine Brown 

     

    Melissa Moon-Freeman 

    Bill Bradley 

     

    Rajen Upreti 

    Maria 

     

    Selah Davis 

    Mrs. Young-Soon Han 

     

    Melanie McGeary 

    Twilight Bey 

     

    Jon Bolds 

  • Crew

    Production staff

    Director 

     

    Jonathan Strayer 

    Assistant Director 

     

    Jon Bolds 

    Stage Manager 

     

    Liz Forrester 

    Assistant Stage Managers 

     

    Morgan Firestone 

     

     

    Heather White 

    Scenic Designer 

     

    Adam Boyer 

    Assistant Scenic Designers 

     

    Samantha Glackin 

     

     

    Grace Jeffrey 

    Lighting Design 

     

    Michael Felder 

    Associate Light Design 

     

    Matthew Jurgensen 

    Associate Sound Design 

     

    Luke Cagno 

     

     

    Michael Monte 

    Costume Design 

     

    Lio Feeney 

    Assistant Costume Designer 

     

    Abby Stone 

    Lead Properties

     

    Rebecca Starr 

     Assistant Properties

     

    Karla Arestegui

    Director of Photography 

     

    Peter Schmidt 

    Projections 

     

    Harrison Wallace 

    Lead Carpenter 

     

    Zach Miller 

    Carpentry Crew 

     

    Eason Clark 

     

     

    Mark Plaugher 

    Scenic Painting 

     

    Julia May 

     

     

    Abby Stone 

    Lead Electric 

     

    Janet Hershey 

    Electrics Crew 

     

    Devon Anderson 

    Light Board Operator 

     

    Austin Teahl 

    Lead Audio 

     

    Zachary Bangert 

    Show Control Coordinator/Qlab Operator 

     

    Josiah McKay 

    Lead Wardrobe 

     

    Abby Stone 

    Livestream Coordinator 

     

    Tara Petrosky 

    Video Switcher 

     

    Taylor Schmidt 

    Livestream Crew 

     

    Sean O’Byrne 

    Camera Operator 

     

    Taylor Schmidt 

     

     

    Brigid Reilly 

    Production Assistant

     

    Nickolas Pappas

     

    university theatre staff

    Director of Dramatics 

     

    Jonathan Strayer 

    Technical Director 

     

    Adam Boyer 

    Assistant Technical Director

     

    Harrison Wallace

    Associate Professor

     

    Victor Capecce 

    Production Manager 

     

    Alison Peoples 

    Entertainment Technology Support Manager 

     

    Michael Meservey 

    House Technicians 

     

    Zachary Bangert 

     

     

    Morgan Firestone 

     

     

    Matthew Jurgensen 

     

     

    Harrison Wallace 

    Production Assistants 

     

    Karla Arestegui 

     

     

    Molly Evans 

     

     

    Liz Forrester 

     

     

    Becca Starr 

     

     

    Esperansa Vidal 

    Graphic Design 

     

    David Ramsay 

    Covid-19 Safety Protocol Compliance

     

    Michael Meservey

     

  • Special Thanks

    University Theatre would like to thank the following for their support: 

     

    Dr.  Daniel A. Wubah, the Council of Trustees, and the President’s Cabinet 

    Dr. Ieva Zake, Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences 

    Dr. Theresa Russell-Loretz, Chair, Department of Communication & Theatre 

    Dr. Felicia Brown-Haywood and TaLisa Ramos from the Office of Diversity and Social Justice 

    Gail Fellows and Patrick Weidinger, Environmental Health and Safety 

    Millersville’s Incident Management Team  

    Mark Mullen, Broadcast Facilities Engineer, Dept Communication & Theatre 

    Jennifer Lefever and the Dean’s Office of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences 

    Suzanne Delle, Assistant Professor of Theatre, York College of Pennsylvania 

     

    Mrs. Ruth Dutcher for her annual support 

    Office of Visual and Performing Arts 

    Priscilla Kaufhold and the Millersville University Costume Rental Shop 

     

    Judith Collette and Eve Munson

    Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival Production Respondents 

  • Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
    KCACTF Sponsorship