Tags: Blithe Spirit, Ian Ogilvey, Judy Geeson, KPCC, L.A. Theatre Works, noel coward, Rosalind Ayres, Shirley Knight
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The Play’s The Thing
L.A. THEATRE WORKS
Tonight, Saturday, October 25 from 10 pm - midnight on 89.3 KPCC, L.A. Theatre Works‘ The Play’s the Thing will Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward, starring Rosalind Ayres, Judy Geeson, Shirley Knight, and Ian Ogilvey. A casual, witty evening among friends is transformed by a seance that conjures the ghost of the host’s first wife, who delights in wreaking havoc among the living. The broadcast includes an interview with ghostbuster Loyd Auerbach (Director of the Office of Paranormal Investigations and author of the book Mind Over Matter http://www.mindreader.com/loyd/)
Next Saturday, November 1 from 10 pm - midnight on 89.3 KPCC, L.A. Theatre Works‘ The Play’s the Thing will air The Rivalry by Norman Corwin. David Strathairn and Paul Giamatti star as Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas, rivals for the U.S. Senate – one a rising Illinois legislator and abolitionist candidate of the newly formed Republican party, the other the Democratic incumbent and champion of states’ rights. Join L.A. Theatre Works on this pre-election day weekend for a rare and timely revival of Corwin’s Broadway play, taken from the transcripts of the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates that tackled the day’s most passionate issue – slavery. Also starring Lily Rabe as Adele Douglas, the young wife of Senator Douglas through whose lens we witness the proceedings. Eric Simonson, 2006 Academy Award-winner for his documentary The Golden Age of Norman Corwin, directs. The broadcast includes an interview with Paul Giamatti and David Strathairn.
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 on the KPCC website (www.kpcc.org) for one week following each broadcast. 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 and XM Satellite Radio. 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.
On XM Satellite Radio, The Play’s the Thing now airs on Sonic Theater three times a week. Each broadcast premieres on Friday evening at 8 pm eastern/5 pm pacific and repeats the following Monday in the same time slot. On Wednesday, XM offers an encore performance of a previously-broadcast program.
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.
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.
Don Slepian’s ArtMusic Coffeehouse: October 2008 October 14, 2008Posted by William Spear in >> Dramatic Radio, >> News.
Tags: "Safe On The Net", artmusic coffeehouse, Blithe Spirit, CD Baby, don slepian, Electric Diamond, Jan Julia, MENSA's Liberty Bell XVIII, noel coward, Sea of Bliss, Shawnee Playhouse
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It’s been great hearing from so many old friends! I am working to get back to everyone and I’ve greatly appreciated all your thoughts and good wishes.
We have one great show coming up at ArtMusic Coffeehouse this month:
Terry Garland, master fingerpicking slide blues guitarist, in an evening of hot blues not to be missed. Sunday evening October 26th. Come between 7 and 7:30pm, showtime is at 8pm. Thank you for your support – bring your friends!”
Call Don Slepian at 570-476-6307 for directions.
Elsewhere . . .
Much energy this month has gone into the opening of Noel Coward’s play Blithe Spirit at the Shawnee Playhouse - at the end of this month. Jan Julia is directing, Don’s playing live to support the action on stage.
Don’s playing at a MENSA regional gathering, Delaware Valley MENSA’s Liberty Bell XVIII on Saturday afternoon October 18th, 3PM, King of Prussia, PA.
In closing, Don’s doing a new assembly program, “Safe On The Net”, for schools and community groups. Let him know if there is anyone he should contact to book the show. Don’s very interested in helping people enjoy the internet while guarding their safety.
The Shawnee Playhouse in the Poconos
Sea of Bliss
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