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L.A. Theatre Works: The Norman Conquests and Her Big Chance on Saturday 14 July July 9, 2007

Posted by William Spear in >> News, >> Radio Drama.
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This Saturday, 14 July from 10 pm – midnight on 89.3 KPCC, L.A. Theatre Works’ The Play’s the Thing will air a double bill comedy classic for summer, including Part 1 of Alan Ayckbourn’s “The Norman Conquests”: Table Manners starring Martin Jarvis, Rosalind Ayres, Carolyn Seymour, Ken Danzinger, Jane Leeves and Christopher Neame. A notorious seducer of other men’s wives lays siege to his sister-in-law during a family gathering in the first “battle” of the great British playwright’s celebrated trilogy. (Parts 2 and 3 of the trilogy are scheduled to air over the next two weeks.)

Rounding out the two-hour broadcast is Her Big Chance by Alan Bennett, directed by John Mahoney and starring Glenne Headley as a young actress who takes herself quite seriously – although we doubt that you will.

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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