Company of Angels’ Playwrights Group presents the world premiere of L.A Views V: April 29, 1992 – eight short plays written by Gabriel Rivas Gomez, Jonathan Ceniceroz, Julie Taiwo Oni, Malik Burrogughs, Mayank Keshaviah, Michael Patrick Spillers and Nic Cha Kim.
Opening tonight (Saturday, April 28, 2012) the season will run on weekends until May 27, 2012 at their Downtown theater space.
Each of these eight one-act plays are set in Los Angeles, 1992, during the civil unrest that followed the exoneration of four LAPD officers involved in the Rodney King beating. The unrest sparked widespread looting, assault and arson. In all, 53 people died, thousands more were injured and property damage topped $1 billion dollars.
Twenty years later, these plays dig through our City’s ashes and offer accounts of a time whose impact on Angelenos is still being assessed. From business owners to looters, newscasters to people trapped in the darkness of it all, a diversity of perspectives shed light on the legacy of 4/29/92. Launched in 2008, the L.A. Views series embraces a different City of Angels theme each year. Previous L.A. Views productions explored the concepts of hunger, gentrification and the wanting of community, as well as the famous former residents of Company of Angels Home at The Alexandria Hotel.
Charles Kim, Christian Gibbs, Dash You, Donald Lett, Donzell Lewis, Jennifer Perez, Jully Lee, Kamil Haque, Kenneth Sears, Lynnette DuPree*, Matt Pascua*, Michelle Young Cho, Noro Otitigbe, Phillip Garcia, Rafeal F. Clements*, Rebecca Cherkoss, Riley Rose Critchlow, Tripp Pickell, Travis McHenry and Xavi Moreno.
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
Carolyn Zeller, Daniel Munoz, John Miyasaki, Jully Lee, Nathan Singh and Xavi Moreno. Lead Director is Armando Molina.
L.A Views V: April 29, 1992
Company of Angels at The Alexandria
501 S.Spring St., 3rd Floor.
Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90013
APRIL 28 – May 27, 2012
Seniors $15.00 w/I.D
Students $12.00 w/I.D
Opening Night – Saturday, April 28, 2012 – $25.00 all seats, includes Post-Show reception with cast & crew
Discounts for Groups of 10 or more contact [email protected]
About the Production:
This production is made possible by in part by The James Irvine Foundation, Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the generous contributions of Company of Angels supporters and contributors.
Company of Angels would like to thank The Amerland Group, LLC, and Buxbaum Group for their patronage to CoA at The Alexandria.