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LA TheatreWorks: The Devil’s Disciple by George Bernard Shaw on Saturday July 4 July 4, 2009

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This weekend, beginning July 4, L.A. Theatre Works will air its production of The Devil’s Disciple by George Bernard Shaw, starring Richard Dreyfuss, Bruce Davison, Pat Carroll and Lisa Pelikan.  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.

Shaw stands “do or die” melodrama on its head in this tale set during the American Revolution. A young hero who disdains heroism makes the ultimate sacrifice for honor and country. The broadcast includes interviews with theater directors Ethan McSweeny and Bill Largess, both of whom have staged recent productions of Shaw’s play.

L.A. Theatre Works’ radio theater series 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.  The series can also be heard on the following stations (check local listings for broadcast times): 89.7 WGBH in Boston; 91.5 FM WBEZ in Chicago; 94.9 KUOW in Seattle; 91.1 KPBX Spokane; 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; 90.1 FM KKFI in Kansas City, MO; 90.7 FM KVNO in Omaha; 89.9 WRVO in Oswego, NY; 91.9 KMUN in Astoria, OR; 90.9 KCPB in Warrenton, OR; 94.1 KPFA in Northern California; 91.1 FM KRCB in Sonoma County; 89.3 KVPR in Fresno; 89.1 KPRX in Bakersfield; and 89.1 KUOR in Redlands.

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 TheatreWorks: Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw on Saturday May 9 May 9, 2009

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This weekend, beginning May 9, L.A. Theatre Works will air its production of Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw. The broadcast of Major Barbara 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 .

Shaw’s classic comedy that could have been written today stars Roger Rees, Kate Burton, Hamish Linklater and Kirsten Potter. Barbara is a Major in the Salvation Army, but she’s also the daughter of Andrew Undershaft, a multi-millionaire arms manufacturer. He doesn’t care who or what his weapons have destroyed, but he does care who will inherit his business. A family power struggle ensues, with Barbara and her father battling over the answer to the question: does salvation come through faith or finance? The broadcast includes an interview with acclaimed theater director Ethan McSweeny, who directed a production of Major Barbara for Washington DC’s Shakespeare Theatre Company in 2008.

L.A. Theatre Works’ radio theater series can also be heard on the following stations (check local listings for broadcast times): 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; and 89.1 KUOR in Redlands.

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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L. A. Theatre Works: Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw on Saturday 22 March 2008 March 22, 2008

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Celebrating Women’s History Month, on Saturday, March 22 from 10 pm – midnight on 89.3 KPCC, L.A. Theatre Works’ The Play’s the Thing will air Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw, starring Roger Rees, Kate Burton, Hamish Linklater and Kirsten Potter.  The classic Shavian comedy that could have been written today.  Barbara is a Major in the Salvation Army, but she’s also the daughter of Andrew Undershaft, a multi-millionaire arms manufacturer.  He doesn’t care who or what his weapons have destroyed, but he does care who will inherit his business.  A family power struggle ensues, with Barbara and her father battling over the answer to the question:  Does salvation come through faith or finance?

The Play’s the Thing

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; 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

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.  The Beverly Hilton hotel is the official hotel for The Play’s the Thing.

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