This is a city at war with its own children.
When the policemen accused of assaulting young, black taxi driver Rodney King were acquitted, deadly riots broke out across LA, laying bare the recurring pattern of racial oppression and police brutality in America.
For this ground-breaking piece of verbatim theatre, Anna Deavere Smith interviewed hundreds of people from police commissioners to Rodney King’s family about those devastating few days in the summer of 1992. These are their words.
Running time: 1 hour, 20 minutes. No interval.
Please note: strobe lighting, loud noises and haze throughout. Latecomers will not be admitted.
"strikingly performed by Nina Bowers"
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"a bruising immediacy"
"energetic, dynamic performance"
"Nina Bowers is impressive"