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LA Theatre Works: Sight Unseen by Donald Margulies on Saturday March 7 March 7, 2009

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The Play’s The Thing

This Saturday, March 7 from 10 pm – midnight on 89.3 KPCC, L.A. Theatre Works’ The Play’s the Thing will air Sight Unseen by Donald Margulies, starring Adam Arkin, Jordan Baker, Randy Ogelsby and Anna Gunn (Gunn currently stars in the world premiere of Margulies’s Time Stands Still at the Geffen Playhouse).  In Sight Unseen, Jonathan Waxman is a hugely successful artist who receives exorbitant prices for his works – sight unseen. But a rendezvous with his original muse and lover causes him to re-evaluate the success that now controls him. This Obie Award-winning drama explores the artist’s role in society, the commerce of art, and the complications of love and memory.  The broadcast includes an interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies. 

Next Saturday, March 14 from 10 pm – midnight on 89.3 KPCC, L.A. Theatre Works’ The Play’s the Thing will air Halcyon Days by Steven Dietz, starring Anne Archer, Ed Begley, Jr., and Richard Masur. Senator Eddie Bowman cannot see the point of invading a miniscule Caribbean island to rescue a bunch of overly tanned medical students. But as the 1983 invasion of Grenada gets underway, the Senator finds himself at odds with a mysterious foreign-policy specialist who cultivates roses, the President’s sexy new speechwriter – and his own son. The broadcast includes an interview with playwright Steven Dietz.

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 at www.kpcc.org for one week following each broadcast.

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.

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.  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.

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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