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L. A. Theatre Works: Immaculate Misconception on Saturday 2 June May 28, 2007

Posted by William Spear in >> News, >> Radio Drama.
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Immaculate Misconception by “Father of the Pill” Dr. Carl Djerassi

This Saturday, June 2 from 10 pm – midnight on 89.3 KPCC, L.A. Theatre Works’ The Play’s the Thing continues its new Relativity science series with An Immaculate Misconception by “Father of the Pill” Dr. Carl Djerassi, starring JoBeth Williams, Philip Casnoff, and Kevin Kilner.  Reproductive scientist Dr. Melanie Laidlaw is intent on giving birth using the reproductive technology she is pioneering. But before she can claim credit for either her scientific discovery or motherhood, she must overcome the professional designs of another research scientist. The broadcast includes an interview with Dr. Carl Djerassi.

The Play’s the Thing series

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 is available for podcasting at http://www.npr.org/ for three months following the broadcast.

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation supports science-themed plays

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.

Where to listen

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/ .

Entire schedule

To get a full schedule, go to the L.A. Theatre Works website at http://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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