LA Theatre Works: The Autumn Garden by Lillian Hellman on Saturday December 27 at 10 pm December 27, 2008Posted by William Spear in >> News, >> Radio Drama.
Tags: David Clennon, Glenne Headly, Julie Harris, KPCC, L.A. Theatre Works, Lillian Hellman, Scott Wolf, Shirley Knight, The Autumn Garden
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The Play’s The Thing
L.A. THEATRE WORKS
This Saturday, December 27 from 10 pm – midnight on 89.3 KPCC, L.A. Theatre Works’ The Play’s the Thing will air The Autumn Garden by Lillian Hellman, starring Julie Harris, Glenne Headly, Shirley Knight, David Clennon and Scott Wolf. A Chekhovian comedy from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lillian Hellman about the sad and funny frailties of human existence. As the summer of 1949 draws to a close, a group of middle-aged friends are gathering for their annual retreat at a genteel Southern resort. An acquaintance from the past thrusts himself into the yearly gathering, forcing them to re-examine their mundane yet seemingly idyllic existence, the opportunities they’ve lost, and the lives that have passed them by. Beginning at 12 am PDT on December 28, The Autumn Garden will be streamed for one week at http://www.scpr.org/programs/latw .
Next 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 .
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.