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LA TheatreWorks: A Huey P. Newton Story by Roger Guenveur Smith on Saturday May 16 at 10:00PM May 16, 2009

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L.A. Theatre Works

This weekend, beginning May 16, L.A. Theatre Works will air its production of A Huey P. Newton Story, written and performed by Roger Guenveur Smith. The broadcast of A Huey P. Newton Story can be heard locally in Southern California on Saturday from 10pm to midnight on KPCC 89.3 FM, and can also be streamed on demand at www.latw.org.

Winner of two Obie Awards, the Helen Hayes Award, and three N.A.A.C.P. Awards, this solo portrait traces the mythic rise and fall of the Black Panther Party leader based on his own brilliant, incendiary words. Roger Guenveur Smith navigates Newton’s cinematic stream of consciousness from his Louisiana childhood to his untimely death on the streets of Oakland, California in 1989. The broadcast includes an interview with Guenveur Smith.

L.A. Theatre Works’ radio theater series can also be heard on the following stations (check local listings for broadcast times): 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; and 89.1 KUOR in Redlands.

Major funding for L.A. Theatre Works broadcast series is provided by the S. Mark Taper Foundation. Founded in 1989, the S. Mark Taper Foundation is a private family foundation dedicated to enhancing the quality of people’s lives by supporting non-profit organizations and their work in the community.




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