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LA TheatreWorks: Six Degrees of Separation by John Guare on Saturday 8 August August 7, 2009

Posted by William Spear in >> News, >> Radio Drama.
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This weekend, beginning 8 August, L.A. Theatre Works will air its production of Six Degrees of Separation by John Guare, starring Alan Alda, Swoosie Kurtz, and Chuma Hunter-Gault. The broadcast 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.
 
In a Fifth Avenue apartment high above Central Park, art dealer Flanders Kittredge and his wife Ouisa are trying to interest a friend in a $2 million investment.  When an unexpected young guest arrives, claiming to be the son of Sidney Poitier, the plot takes some wonderfully unexpected turns, veering effortlessly from hilarity to pathos.  The broadcast includes an interview with Steven Strogatz, Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University, who co-authored a groundbreaking paper in the journal “Nature” on what we popularly call the “Six Degrees” theory.

L.A. Theatre Works’ radio theater series can also be heard on the following stations (check local listings for broadcast times): 89.7 WGBH, Boston, MA; 91.5 FM WBEZ, Chicago, IL; 94.9 KUOW, Seattle, WA; KPFA 94.1 FM, Berkeley, CA; KRCB 91.1 FM, North Bay (San Francisco, CA); KVPR 89.1 FM, Fresno, CA; KPRX 89.3 FM, Bakersfield, CA; and many other stations nationwide.

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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