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LA Theatre Works: The Ride Down Mt. Morgan by Arthur Miller on Saturday November 8 November 8, 2008

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This Saturday, November 8 from 10 pm – midnight on 89.3 KPCC, L.A. Theatre Works’ The Play’s the Thing will air The Ride Down Mt. Morgan by Arthur Miller, starring Brian Cox, Jenny O’Hara, Amy Pietz, and Gregory Itzin.  Lyman Felt has it all: wealth, success, power, and the kind of good, solid wife he needs.  Oh, and he also has another wife, the kind of earthy, sexy woman he wants.  Lyman juggles his artful lie until a car accident on the slippery slope of Mt. Morgan lands him in a hospital bed and both wives in the waiting room.  But really, is there any such thing as just an accident?   Beginning at 12 am PDT on November 9, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan will be available for download for one week at http://www.scpr.org/programs/latw.

Next Saturday, November 15 from 10 pm – midnight on 89.3 KPCC, L.A. Theatre Works’ The Play’s the Thing will air Speech & Debate by Stephen Karam, starring Andrea Bowen, Bobby Steggert, Gideon Glick and Nora Dunn.  They may go to the same school, but misfits Solomon, Diwata and Howie have never met and their teachers and peers just don’t take them seriously – until a sex scandal involving one of their teachers brings them together.  Soon they realize that three voices are stronger than one. And since their school has no speech and debate squad, maybe this is their chance to be heard at last.  The broadcast includes an interview with Todd Haimes, Artistic Director of the Roundabout Theatre Company.  Beginning at 12 am PDT on November 16, Speech & Debate will be available for download for one week at http://www.scpr.org/programs/latw.

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 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; 91.5 FM, Interlochen Public Radio in Northern Michigan; 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  http://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.

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