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LA TheatreWorks: M Butterfly by David Henry Hwang on Saturday April 18 April 18, 2009

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The Play’s The Thing

This Saturday, April 18 from 10 pm – midnight on 89.3 KPCC, L.A. Theatre Works’ The Play’s the Thing will air M Butterfly by David Henry Hwang.  John Lithgow and B.D. Wong recreate their original roles from the Tony Award-winning production.  Inspired by an actual espionage scandal, a French diplomat discovers the startling truth about his Chinese mistress. Also stars Margaret Cho, David Dukes, Joanna Frank, Arye Gross and Kathryn Layng.

Next Saturday, April 25 from 10 pm – midnight on 89.3 KPCC, L.A. Theatre Works’ The Play’s the Thing will air Park Your Car in the Harvard Yard by Israel Horovitz, starring Judith Ivey and Jason Robards.  Jacob Brakish, the toughest, meanest teacher at Gloucester High School, is dying… at home.  His advertisement for a housekeeper during his final year is answered by a mousey 40-year-old named Katherine, a woman Jacob has forgotten he flunked years ago.  The broadcast includes an interview with Israel Horovitz.

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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