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LA TheatreWorks: Six Degrees of Separation by John Guare on Saturday 8 August August 7, 2009

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This weekend, beginning 8 August, L.A. Theatre Works will air its production of Six Degrees of Separation by John Guare, starring Alan Alda, Swoosie Kurtz, and Chuma Hunter-Gault. The broadcast can be heard locally in Southern California on Saturday from 10pm to midnight on KPCC 89.3 FM, and can also be streamed on demand at www.latw.org.
 
In a Fifth Avenue apartment high above Central Park, art dealer Flanders Kittredge and his wife Ouisa are trying to interest a friend in a $2 million investment.  When an unexpected young guest arrives, claiming to be the son of Sidney Poitier, the plot takes some wonderfully unexpected turns, veering effortlessly from hilarity to pathos.  The broadcast includes an interview with Steven Strogatz, Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University, who co-authored a groundbreaking paper in the journal “Nature” on what we popularly call the “Six Degrees” theory.

L.A. Theatre Works’ radio theater series can also be heard on the following stations (check local listings for broadcast times): 89.7 WGBH, Boston, MA; 91.5 FM WBEZ, Chicago, IL; 94.9 KUOW, Seattle, WA; KPFA 94.1 FM, Berkeley, CA; KRCB 91.1 FM, North Bay (San Francisco, CA); KVPR 89.1 FM, Fresno, CA; KPRX 89.3 FM, Bakersfield, CA; and many other stations nationwide.

Major funding for L.A. Theatre Works’ broadcast series is provided by the S. Mark Taper Foundation.  Founded in 1989, the S. Mark Taper Foundation is a private family foundation dedicated to enhancing the quality of people’s lives by supporting non-profit organizations and their work in the community. 

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LA Theatre Works: Six Degrees of Seperation by John Guare on Saturday January 3, 2009 at 10 pm January 3, 2009

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The Play’s The Thing


L.A. THEATRE WORKS


This Saturday, January 3 from 10 pm – midnight on 89.3 KPCC, L.A. Theatre Works’ The Play’s the Thing will air Saturday, January 3 from 10 pm – midnight on 89.3 KPCC, L.A. Theatre Works’ The Play’s the Thing will air Six Degrees of Separation by John Guare, starring Alan Alda, Swoosie Kurtz, and Chuma Hunter-Gault.  In a Fifth Avenue apartment high above Central Park, art dealer Flanders Kittredge and his wife Ouisa are trying to interest a friend in a $2 million investment.  When an unexpected young guest arrives, claiming to be the son of Sidney Poitier, the plot takes some wonderfully unexpected turns, veering effortlessly from hilarity to pathos.  The broadcast includes an interview with Swoosie Kurtz.  Beginning at 12 am PDT on January 4, Six Degrees of Separation will be streamed for one week at http://www.scpr.org/programs/latw .

Next Saturday, January 10 from 10 pm – midnight on 89.3 KPCC, L.A. Theatre Works’ The Play’s the Thing will air The Rainmaker by N. Richard Nash, starring Jayne Atkinson, Jerry Hardin, Kevin Kilner, and James Morrison.  H.C. Curry’s farm is starved for water and his spinster daughter, Lizzie, is starved for love.  Then glib, handsome Bill Starbuck blows into town.  Tony-nominee Jayne Atkinson is joined by cast members from the award-winning Roundabout Theatre production of this classic Broadway hit.   Beginning at 12 am PDT on January 10, The Rainmaker will be streamed for one week at http://www.scpr.org/programs/latw .

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 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 Sirius 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 Sirius XM The Play’s the Thing now airs on Book Radio Channel 117 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, Sirius 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. 

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