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L. A. Theatre Works: Park Your Car in the Harvard Yard by Israel Horovitz on Saturday 13 October October 12, 2007

Posted by William Spear in >> News, >> Out Basket, >> Radio Drama.
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Tomorrow, Saturday 13 October, from 10 pm – midnight on 89.3 KPCC, L.A. Theatre Works’ The Play’s the Thing airs Park Your Car in the Harvard Yard by Israel Horovitz, starring Judith Ivey and Jason Robards.  Jacob Brakish, the toughest, meanest teacher at Gloucester High School, is dying at home.  His advertisement for a housekeeper during his final year is answered by a mousey 40-year-old named Katherine, a woman Jacob has forgotten he flunked years ago.  The broadcast includes an interview with Israel Horovitz.

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 www.kpcc.org for three months following the broadcast.

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 89.1 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; 90.5 FM KUT in Austin; 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 eecore 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 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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