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LA Theatre Works: The Waldorf Conference on Saturday November 22 November 22, 2008

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 The Play’s The Thing

   

 L.A. THEATRE WORKS

 

Tonight, Saturday, November 22 from 10 pm – midnight on 89.3 KPCC, L.A. Theatre Works’ The Play’s the Thing will air The Waldorf Conference by Nat Segaloff, Daniel M. Kimmel and Arnie Reisman, starring Edward Asner, Charles Durning, and Ron Rifkin.  On November 24, 1947, the most powerful men in American film met in New York’s plush Waldorf-Astoria Hotel to decide how to address the Communist witch-hunt being carried out by the House Un-American Activities Committee.  Twenty-four hours later they emerged having created the Hollywood Blacklist.  The Waldorf Conference dramatically speculates on what went on in that room.  The broadcast includes an interview with Nat Segaloff.  Beginning at 12 am PDT on November 23, The Waldorf Conference will be streamed for one week at http://www.scpr.org/programs/latw .

 Next  Saturday, November 29 from 10 pm – midnight on 89.3 KPCC, L.A. Theatre Works‘ The Play’s the Thing airs a Thanksgiving tradition, John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath.  The 19-member cast is led by Shirley Knight, Jeffrey Donovan, and Francis Guinan, with original music performed by The Joel Rafael Band.  Driven by the rhythms of country fiddles and campground guitars, this Tony Award-winning adaptation by Frank Galati tells the compelling story of the Joad family’s trek from the Oklahoma dust bowl to the fields of California during the Great Depression. Beginning at 12 am PDT on November 30, The Grapes of Wrath will be  streamed 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 Sirius 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.

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