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LA TheatreWorks: The Young Man from Atlanta on Saturday January 24 at 10:00pm January 24, 2009

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The Play’s The Thing

This Saturday, January 24 from 10 pm – midnight on 89.3 KPCC, L.A. Theatre Works’ The Play’s the Thing will air The Young Man from Atlanta by Horton Foote. Shirley Knight recreates her Tony-nominated performance in this 1995 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. In 1950’s Houston, an affluent couple is transformed by tragedy when their son dies under mysterious circumstances and the husband loses his job of 40 years. David Selby also stars. The broadcast includes an interview with Shirley Knight.

Next Saturday, January 31 from 10 pm – midnight on 89.3 KPCC, L.A. Theatre Works’ The Play’s the Thing will air Pack of Lies by Hugh Whitemore, starring Julian Sands, David Selby, Roxanne Hart, Rosalind Ayres and Martin Jarvis. Actual events during the Cold War inspired this thriller that takes place in a suburb of London during the winter of 1961. Loyalty, duty and friendship collide when the Jacksons slowly discover that the Krogers, their neighbors and cherished friends, are not exactly who they appear to be.

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 http://www.latw.org.

On Sirius XM The Play’s the Thing now airs on Book Radio Channel 117 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, Sirius XM offers an encore performance of a previously-broadcast program.

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 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.

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