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L.A. Theatre Works: The Ruby Sunrise by Rinne Groff on Saturday 7 July July 3, 2007

Posted by William Spear in >> News, >> Radio Drama.

This Saturday, 7 July from 10 pm – midnight on 89.3 KPCC, L.A. Theatre Works’ The Play’s the Thing continues its new Relativity science series with The Ruby Sunrise by Rinne Groff, starring Henry Winkler, Elisabeth Moss, Jason Ritter and Asher Book. A 1920s tomboy feverishly works in obscurity to develop her latest invention – a little something called “television”.

Twenty five years later, her daughter will stop at nothing to bring her mother’s incredible story to life during TV’s Golden Age. The broadcast Includes an interview with Karen Herman, Director of the Archive of American Television at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and writer-producer Phil Savenick, an authority on early television. Also included are extracts from the Academy’s Oral History, featuring Elma Farnsworth, widow of the inventor of television, Philo Farnsworth.

Support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Thanks to a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the first broadcast each month of The Play’s the Thing is a science-themed play. Each play in the Relativity series is available for podcasting at http://www.kpcc.org/ for three months following the broadcast. Next month (Saturday, August 4), the series continues with The Doctor’s Dilemma by George Bernard Shaw, starring Roy Dotrice, Martin Jarvis, Doug Weston, and Paxton Whitehead.

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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