Playbill for Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992

2 images
Published by
Playbill, American, founded 1884
Edited by
Samuelson, Judy
Subject of
Smith, Anna Deavere, American, born 1950
Wolfe, George Costello, American, born 1954
Cort Theatre, American, founded 1912
ink on paper with metal
H x W x D (Closed): 8 3/8 × 5 7/16 × 1/8 in. (21.2 × 13.8 × 0.3 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 8 3/8 × 10 11/16 × 3/4 in. (21.2 × 27.1 × 1.9 cm)
theater programs
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Taking the Stage
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 054
Place printed
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place used
Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
April 1994
Playbill, volume 94, number 4, featuring the play, "Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992," written by Anna Deavere Smith, directed by George C. Wolfe, and performed at the Cort Theatre, New York, in 1994. The top third of the cover is the masthead, a yellow rectangular field with black type with the magazine's title, [PLAYBILL®] above the text [CORT THEATRE]. Below the masthead is a white field outlined in black, with a black-and-white image depicting the silhouette of four (4) tall palm trees and a fire in the bottom left corner that is giving off a diagonal plume of smoke that darkens the top third of the image. Above the trees is a close-up of two eyes. The title of the play, which is also the main coverline, is written above and just below the top edge of the image in black and white text, [TWILIGHT: / LOS ANGELES, 1992]. The back cover features an ad for Carlton cigarettes. All of the pages are glossy and bound together with staples. Most of the interior pages are off-white with black type with black-and-white images and color images. The magazine has seventy (70) pages.
Broadway Theatre
Drama (Theatre)
Race relations
United States--History--1969-2001
Urban life
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kathleen M. Kendrick
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.

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