L. A. Theatre Works: Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw on Saturday 22 March 2008 March 22, 2008Posted by William Spear in >> Radio Drama.
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Celebrating Women’s History Month, on Saturday, March 22 from 10 pm – midnight on 89.3 KPCC, L.A. Theatre Works’ The Play’s the Thing will air Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw, starring Roger Rees, Kate Burton, Hamish Linklater and Kirsten Potter. The classic Shavian comedy that could have been written today. Barbara is a Major in the Salvation Army, but she’s also the daughter of Andrew Undershaft, a multi-millionaire arms manufacturer. He doesn’t care who or what his weapons have destroyed, but he does care who will inherit his business. A family power struggle ensues, with Barbara and her father battling over the answer to the question: Does salvation come through faith or finance?
The Play’s the Thing
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 89.7 WGBH in Boston; 91.5 FM WBEZ in Chicago; 94.9 KUOW in Seattle; 93.5 FM KRTS “Marfa Public Radio” in Texas; 90.5 FM KUT in Austin; 88.9 FM KUNM in Albuquerque; 94.1 KPFA in Northern California; 91.1 FM KRCB in Sonoma County; 89.1 KUOR in Redlands; 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 encore 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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