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L. A. Theatre Works: Sight Unseen on 19 May May 15, 2007

Posted by William Spear in >> News, >> Radio Drama.
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Sight Unseen by Donald Margulies

This Saturday, May 19 from 10 pm – midnight on 89.3 KPCC, L.A. Theatre Works’ The Play’s the Thing will air Sight Unseen by Donald Margulies, starring Adam Arkin, Jordan Baker, Anna Gunn, and Randy Ogelsby.  Drama about the artist ‘s role in society, the commerce of art, and the complications of love and memory won The Dramatist Guild/Hull-Warriner Award and the Obie Award for Best New American Play.  The broadcast includes an interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies.

The Play’s the Thing series

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 ( http://www.kpcc.org/ ) for one week following each broadcast.  The series can also be heard on 89.1 KUOR in Redlands; 94.1 KPFA in Northern California; 91.5 FM WBEZ in Chicago; 91.1 FM KRCB in Sonoma County; 93.5 FM  KRTS Marfa Public Radio (Texas); 89.7 WGBH in Boston; 94.9 KUOW in Seattle; 88.9 FM KUNM in Albuquerque; 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 http://www.latw.org/ .

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation supports science-themed plays

Thanks to a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the first broadcast each month of The Play’s The Thing will be a science-themed play.  Each play in the Relativity series will also be available for podcasting at http://www.npr.org/ for three months following the broadcast. On Saturday, June 2, the series continues with An Immaculate Misconception by “Father of the Pill” Dr. Carl Djerassi, starring JoBeth Williams and Kevin Kilner.

Entire schedule

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 http://www.scpr.org/ for KPCC.

Additional support

Additional support for the series is provided by AudioFile Magazine.  Listeners can visit their website at http://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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