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LA TheatreWorks: A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde on Saturday March 21 from 10:00pm – midnight March 21, 2009

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The Play’s The Thing

This Saturday, March 21 from 10 pm – midnight on 89.3 KPCC, L.A. Theatre Works’ The Play’s the Thing will air A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde, starring Miriam Margolyes, Samantha Mathis, and Rosalind Ayres.  Devilishly attractive Lord Illingworth is notorious for his skill as a seducer.  But he is still invited to all the best houses, while his female conquests must hide their shame in seclusion.  In this devastating drawing room comedy, Wilde uses his celebrated wit to expose English society’s narrow view of everything from sexual mores to Americans.  The broadcast includes an interview with Merlin Holland, Oscar Wilde’s grandson.

Next Saturday, March 28 from 10 pm – midnight on 89.3 KPCC, L.A. Theatre Works’ The Play’s the Thing will air Earth and Sky by Douglas Post, starring Ed Begley, Jr., Annette Bening, John Mahoney, and Steven Weber.  Sarah McKeon lives in the rarefied world of library work and poetry readings. But the brutal murder of her lover shakes loose her naivete in Douglas Post’s haunting thriller.  Through the dangerous streets and barren alleys of Chicago’s Northside, McKeon searches for the truth about the man she thought she knew. The broadcast includes an interview with Ed Begley, Jr. 

L.A. Theatre Works’ radio theater series, The Play’s the Thing, airs locally every Saturday night from 10 pm to midnight on 89.3 FM KPCC Southern California Public Radio, and is streamed at www.kpcc.org for one week following each broadcast.

To get a full schedule,  go to the L.A. Theatre Works website at www.latw.org and follow the link through the “Radio Theatre Series” heading and then “Episode Guide” or go directly to www.scpr.org for KPCC.

The series can also be heard on 89.7 WGBH in Boston; 91.5 FM WBEZ in Chicago; 94.9 KUOW in Seattle; 93.5 FM KRTS “Marfa Public Radio” in Texas; 90.5 FM KUT in Austin; 88.9 FM KUNM in Albuquerque; 91.5 FM, Interlochen Public Radio in Northern Michigan; 94.1 KPFA in Northern California; 91.1 FM KRCB in Sonoma County; 89.1 KUOR in Redlands; as well as on many other public radio stations nationwide.  Selected programs from LATW are also heard internationally over BBC World Service, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Radio Telefis Eirann (Ireland), Radio Hong Kong, and Radio New Zealand.  The L.A. Theatre Works Audio Theatre Collection is available in bookstores, libraries, through their catalog, digitally on itunes, overdrive.com, audible.com, and on the L.A. Theatre Works website at www.latw.org.

Additional support for the series is provided by AudioFile Magazine.  Listeners can visit their website at www.audiofilemagazine.com to view 65 reviews of LATW plays and hear sound clips from them. 

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