L.A. Theatre Works Broadcast Schedule: 2009-2010
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Mizlansky/Zilinsky 04/04/2009 Jon Robin Baitz Nathan Lane, Paul Sand, Grant Shaud, Rob Morrow, Julie Kavner, Richard Masur, Harry Shearer, Kurtwood Smith, Robert Walden, Samantha Bennett Comedy Italian shoes, a house in the hills, a gift for stretching the truth, and a petulant assistant to pick the scallions out of his Szechuan noodles – Hollywood producer Davis Mizlansky has it all. But he’s about to lose it to the IRS unless he can pull off one more deal. A stellar cast performs this hilarious send-up of modern-day Hollywood.
Breaking the Code 04/11/2009 Hugh Whitemore Sheelagh Cullen, Kenneth Danziger, Peter Dennis, Samantha Robson, Orlando Seale, W. Morgan Sheppard, Andre Sogliuzzo, Simon Templeman Drama Simon Templeman stars as brilliant mathematician Alan Turing, the man who cracked the German Enigma code and enabled the Allies to win World War II. But Turing was to find that the country he saved cared less about his genius and more about his sexual orientation.
M. Butterfly 04/18/2009 David Henry Hwang Margaret Cho, David Dukes, Joanna Frank, Arye Gross, Kathryn Layng, John Lithgow, B.D. Wong Drama 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.
Park Your Card in Harvard Yard 04/25/2009 Israel Horovitz Judith Ivey, Jason Robards Drama Jacob Brackish, the toughest, meanest teacher ever to set foot in Gloucester High School is dying at home. His advertisement for a housekeeper to look after him during his final years is answered by a mousy 40-year-old named Kathleen, a woman Jacob has forgotten he flunked years before. Judith Ivey and Jason Robards recreate the roles they originated on Broadway in this humorous and moving play.
Glass Menagerie, The  05/02/2009 Tennessee Williams Calista Flockhart, John Goodman, Julie Harris, Zeljko Ivanek, Kevin Kilner   Calista Flockheart, Julie Harris, and John Goodman star in Tennessee Williams' classic story of the Wingfields, residents of a working-class neighborhood in 1937 St. Louis. The family’s matriarch, Amanda, regales anyone who will listen with tales of her genteel youth as a southern belle. There’s her son, Tom Wingfield, who dreams of writing poetry, and fleeing his dreary job in a shoe warehouse. And there’s his sister Laura…painfully shy, ashamed of her leg brace, who finds solace only in her collection of tiny animal figurines.
Major Barbara 05/09/2009 George Bernard Shaw, adapted by Dakin Matthews J.B. Blanc, Kate Burton, Matthew Gaydos, Brian George, Hamish Linklater, Henri Lubatti, Kirsten Potter, Roger Rees, Russell Soder, Amelia White, Missy Yager, Sarah Zimmerman Author Collections Barbara is a major in the Salvation Army - but she’s also the daughter of Andrew Undershaft, a man who’s made millions from the sale of weapons of war.  The real battle, however, rages between between the devilish  father and his idealistic daughter as they answer the question:  does salvation come through faith or finance?  This sparkling comedy traverses family relations, religion, ethics and politics - as only Shaw, the master dramatist, can!
Huey P. Newton Story,  A 05/16/2009 Roger Guenveur Smith Roger Guenveur Smith; Marc Anthony Thompson African American In his brilliantly imagined, Obie Award-winning show, Roger Guenveur Smith explores the life of the controversial Black Panther leader through a series of improvisations based on Newton's own words and writings. Biography, satire, and socio-political commentary blend within a landscape of fantastic sound design to create a provocative, surreal and always surprising portrait of the complex times in which he lived.
Immaculate Misconception, An 05/23/2009 Carl Djerassi Philip Casnoff, Kevin Kilner, JoBeth Williams Comedy Dr. Melanie Laidlaw is a scientist developing the first use of ICSI, short for intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Her collaborator, Dr. Felix Frankenthaler, turns out to have his own ideas about how to implement their new procedure. The wild card is Melanie’s new lover, Menachem Dvir, a fellow scientist. This darkly comic menage-a-tois plays out not only in bedrooms and labs, but also in test tubes and under the microscope. A Brave New World indeed!
Crucible, The 05/30/2009 Arthur Miller Irene Aranga, Rene Auberjonois, Ed Begley Jr., Georgia Brown, Jack Coleman, Bud Cort, Richard Dreyfuss, Judyann Elder, Hector Elizondo, Fionnula Flanagan, Ann Hearne, Carol Kane, Stacy Keach, Anna Sophie Loewenberg, Marian Mercer, Franklyn Seales, Madolyn Smith, Joe Spano, Michael York,  Author Collections In the rigid theocracy of Salem, Massachusetts, rumors that women are practicing witchcraft galvanize the town. The ruthlessness of the prosecutors and the eagerness of neighbor to testify against neighbor, THE CRUCIBLE mirrors the anti-Communist hysteria in the 1950’s.
Woman of No Importance, A 06/06/2009 Oscar Wilde Rosalind Ayres, Jane Carr, Peter Dennis, Judy Geeson, Paul Gutrecht, Martin Jarvis, Cherie Lunghi, Robert Machray, Miriam Margolyes, Samantha Mathis, Jim Norton Classics Devilishly attractive Lord Illingworth is notorious for his skill as a seducer. But he is still invited to all the “best” houses while his female conquests must hide their shame in seclusion. In this devastating drawing - room comedy, Wilde uses his celebrated wit to expose English society’s narrow view of everything from sexual mores to Americans. 
Secret Order 06/13/2009 Bob Clyman Angela Goethals, Will McCormack, Richard Schiff, George Segal Drama In the high-stakes world of cancer research, Dr. William Shumway has just made a stunning breakthrough.  But is it really the long-sought cure for cancer?  Despite the young scientist’s reservations, a senior mentor pressures him to trumpet his findings to the world.  Part medical drama, part suspense-filled thriller, SECRET ORDER turns its microscope on bioethics, money and power.  Includes an interview with Dr. Harvey Herschman, Director for Basic Research at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Anna in the Tropics 06/20/2009 Nilo Cruz Alma Martinez, Jonathan Nichols, Winston Rocha, Onahoua Rodriguez, Adriana Sevan, Herbert Siguenza, Jimmy Smits Drama This poignant and poetic 2003 Pulitzer Prize winning play captures 1929 Florida at a time when cigars are still rolled by hand and "lectors" are employed to educate and entertain the workers. The arrival of a new lector is a cause for celebration. But when he reads aloud from "Anna Karenina", he unwittingly becomes a catalyst in the lives of his avid listeners, for whom Tolstoy, the tropics, and The American Dream prove a volatile combination.
Camping With Henry & Tom 06/27/2009 Mark St. Germain Alan Alda, Lee Arenberg, David Dukes, Charles Durning Comedy President Harding wants to be with his mistress. Industrialist Henry Ford wants to be President. And inventor Thomas Edison wonders how the three of them got stuck in the woods together. Inspired by an actual camping trip taken by the three men in 1921, this Off - Broadway hit is a hilarious adventure with surprising relevance to today’s politics.
Devil's Disciple, The 07/04/2009 George Bernard Shaw Tom Amandes, Edward Asner, Shannon Cochran, Gary Kroeger, Nan Martin, Christopher Neame, Barry Philips, Erika Schickel, Wendell Sweda, John Vickery Author Collections Shaw stands “do or die” melodrama on its head in this tale set during the American Revolution. A young hero who disdains heroism makes the ultimate sacrifice for honor and country. 
Present Laughter 07/11/2009 Noel Coward Gregory Cooke, Arthur Hanket, Jon Matthews, Ian Oglivy, Siri O'Neal, Christina Pickles, Carolyn Seymour, Yeardley Smith Author Collections A gallery of friends, lovers, relatives and theatre acolytes sparkle around stage star Garry Essendine like bubbles in fine champagne. While Garry struggles to plan his upcoming trip to Africa, his elegant London flat is invaded by a love struck ingénue, an adulterous producer and a married seductress–not to mention Garry’s estranged wife Liz and the memorable Roland Maule, an aspiring playwright who is quite, quite mad.
Dinner With Friends 07/18/2009 Donald Margulies Matthew Arkin, Lisa Emery, Kevin Kilner, Deirdre O'Connell Drama Winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for drama, DINNER WITH FRIENDS examines the lives of two couples and the repercussions of divorce on their friendships. With wit, compassion and consummate skill, playwright Donald Margulies weighs the cost of breaking up — and of staying together.
Orson's Shadow 07/25/2009 Austin Pendelton Caroline Goodall, Glenne Headly, Martin Jarvis, Robert Machray, Orlando Seale, Simon Templeman Drama Sir Laurence Olivier. Orson Welles. Vivien Leigh. Joan Plowright. Kenneth Tynan. When these champions of the theatre get together to rehearse Ionesco’s RHINOCEROS, mere mortals best step aside. With lightning wit and scathing insight into the true nature of genius, Austin Pendleton’s new play opens the private worlds of these very public people, exposing their warmth, their egos, and their glittering madness.
La Bete 08/01/2009 David Hirson Michael Cumpsty, Jen Dede, Alice Hirson, John de Lancie, Matt Letscher, Robert Machray, Tom McGowen, Amy Pietz, Andre Sogliuzzo, Sarah Zimmerman Drama In a comic whirlwind of high style, La Bête tells the story of Elomire, a 17th century French playwright, and his touring acting troupe who have come to lead the high life due to the patronage of the fickle Prince of Conti. Sparks fly when Valere, a swaggering braggert with delusions of artistic grandeur, becomes the Prince's choice to join Elomire's troupe. It is a battle of wits and witticisms as the two face off in this outrageous commentary on the nature of art and the artist in society.
Six Degrees of Separation 08/08/2009 John Guare Alan Alda, Pam Blair, Gabrielle Carteris, Gabriel Dell, Alastair Duncan, Melissa Greenspan, Oded Gross, Chuma Hunter-Gault, Swoosie Kurtz, Charles Levin, Daniel Passer, Danny Strauss Drama In a Fifth Avenue apartment high above Central Park, art dealer Flanders Kittredge and his wife Ouisa are trying to interest a moneyed 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, this dazzling play was lauded by The New York Times as “transcendent, magical and a masterwork.”
Lucy 08/15/2009 Damien Atkins Lucy DeVito, Roxanne Hart, Geoffrey Lower, Sarah Rafferty, Raphael Sbarge Drama In a thought-provoking new play, 13 year old Lucy, who suffers from autism, moves in with her estranged, misanthropic mother. Having lived her entire life with her father, Lucy, as well as her mom, struggle with all the difficulties of such an arrangement. “ A complicated and thoughtful piece” says NYtheatre.com 
Dinah Was 08/22/2009 Oliver Goldstick Paul Eiding, Yvette Freeman, Adriane Lenox, Bud Leslie, Darryl Reed African American In a white fur coat, “The Queen of the Blues” sits on her luggage outside a Las Vegas hotel. It is 1959; the legendary star cannot enter the hotel without a white escort. So Dinah Washington, in her inimitable style, takes a long pull from her flask and starts kicking up a fuss. Yvette Freeman reprises her Obie award-winning performance in this passionate play that reminds us “What a Difference a Day Makes.” Features songs made famous by Dinah Washington and performed in the play by Yvette Freeman.
Anna Christie 08/29/2009 Eugene O'Neill Stacy Keach, Alison Elliott, Alley Mills, Dwier Brown, Maurice Chase, Scott Lowell Drama The passion of a coal barge captain’s daughter and a rough-hewn sailor takes a tumultuous turn when her secret past is revealed. Nobel laureate Eugene O’Neill won the second of his four Pulitzer Prizes for this heroic classic.
Betrayed 09/05/2009 George Packer Jeremy Beck, Kevin Daniels, Andrea Gabriel, John Getz, Sevan Greene, Sam Kanater, Waleed F. Zuaiter Drama Based on the journalist-playwright’s original article in The New Yorker, Betrayed is the story of three young Iraqi translators who risk everything for America's promise of freedom while their country collapses around them.  “The clarity of the writing, the urgency of the story being told … give the play a sharp dramatic impact and a plain-spoken beauty. Painful human experience is presented here as just that. Nothing else is necessary to awaken sympathy, despair and awareness of a grave moral failure on the part of the American government.”  - New York Post
Art 09/12/2009 Yasmina Reza, translation by Christopher Hampton Bob Balaban, Brian Cox, Jeff Perry Drama Tony Award winner for Best Play and Olivier Award winner for Best Comedy. How much would you pay for a painting with nothing on it? Would it be art?  Marc's best friend Serge has just bought a very expensive – and very white - painting.  To Marc, the painting is a joke, and as battle lines are drawn, old friends use it to settle scores. With friendships hanging in the balance, the question becomes: how much is a painting worth?  “A nonstop cross-fire of crackling language (and) serious issues of life and art…sounds like a marriage of Molière and Woody Allen,” writes Newsweek.
Romeo and Juliet 09/19/2009 William Shakespeare [Cast TBD] Classics Shakespeare’s classic tale is arguably the world’s most renowned tale of love, romance and tragedy. Easily regarded as one of the most widely peformed of the Great Bard’s plays, L.A. Theatre Works brings to life this timeless tale. 
Paris Letter, The  09/26/2009 Jon Robin Baitz John Glover, Neil Patrick Harris, Josh Radnor, Ron Rifkin, Patricia Wettig. Drama The latest work from one of America’s most important young playwrights and creator of the current hit TV series, “Brothers and Sisters”.   Financial powerhouse Sandy Sonnenberg finds his personal and professional life threatened by unraveling secrets from his past. A tragic game of financial and moral betrayal plays out over four decades, with an exacting price - family, friends, love and marriage. Starring members of the original Off-Broadway production.
Real Thing, The 10/03/2009 Tom Stoppard Andrea Bowen, Matt Gaydos, Carolyn Seymour, Simon Templeman, Douglas Weston, Joanne Whalley, Matthew Wolf  Drama Henry may be the wittiest playwright of his generation, but he’s hopelessly naïve when it comes to understanding love and infidelity. Writing about betrayal is one thing, living with it is another.  After Henry leaves his wife for another woman, he’s confronted with being the cuckold himself.  Both dazzlingly clever and emotionally naked, Henry’s search for the “the real thing” in art and love demonstrates beautifully why both are worth the effort in the end.
Pack of Lies 10/10/2009 Hugh Whitemore Rosalind Ayres, Martin Jarvis, Megan Austin Oberle Drama Actual events during the Cold War inspired this thriller that takes place in a suburb of London during the autumn and winter of 1960-1961. Loyalty, duty and friendship collide when the Jacksons slowly discover the Krogers, their neighbors and cherished friends, are not what they appear. A gripping play that may leave you wondering exactly what it is those nice people next door are really up to.
Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting 10/17/2009 Ed Schmidt Edward Asner, David Downing, Tommy Hicks, Carl Lumbly, Sterling Macer, Charlie Robinson, Rugg Williams African American On a spring day in 1947, Mr. Rickey, the powerful General Manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, summons heavyweight champion Joe Louis, tap star Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson and actor Paul Robeson to his hotel room in Manhattan. Rickey wants their support when he taps Jackie Robinson to be the Major League’s first black ballplayer. But a power struggle ensues when the eloquent Robeson raises questions about Rickey’s motivations to integrate white baseball.
Ride Down Mt. Morgan, The 10/24/2009 Arthur Miller Brian Cox, Jenny O'Hara, Amy Pietz, Kirsten Potter, Gregory Itzin, Saidah Arrika Ekulona Author Collections Lyman Felt has it all. Wealth, success, power and the kind of good solid wife he needs. Oh, and he also has another wife, the kind of earthy, sexy woman he wants. Lyman juggles his artful lie until a car accident on the slippery slope of Mt. Morgan lands him in a hospital bed and the two wives in the waiting room. But really, is there any such thing as "just an accident?"
War of the Worlds, The 10/31/2009 H.G. Wells adapted by Howard Koch John de Lancie, Meagan Fay, Jerry Hardin, Gates McFadden, Leonard Nimoy, Daryl Schultz, Armin Shimerman, Brent Spiner, Tom Virtue, Wil Wheaton Classics Join actors from STAR TREK and STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION as they recreate this classic radio thriller. The breathless pace and convincing details make it clear why the 1938 broadcast of an "eyewitness report" of an invasion from Mars caused a nationwide panic in 1938. Originally performed by Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre of the Air, WAR OF THE WORLDS is truly the mother of all space invasions, offering a rare combination of chills, thrills and great literature. 
Lost World, The 10/31/2009 Arthur Conan Doyle, adapted by John de Lancie and Nat Segaloff [Cast TBD] Drama Arthur Conan Doyle’s rollicking adventure tale follows a scientific expedition deep into the Amazon jungle – right back into the time of dinosaurs and cave men.  Before Jurassic Park, before Indiana Jones - there was The Lost World!  
Mimi's Guide 11/07/2009 Doris Baizley Powers Boothe, Frances Conroy, Ping Wu Drama The sensuality of Louisiana's humid, jasmine-scented air permeates this love triangle about three people who are haunted by the memories of the Vietnam war.
Importance of Being Earnest, The 11/14/2009 Oscar Wilde [Cast TBD] Classics This final play from the pen of Oscar Wilde is a stylish send-up of Victorian courtship and manners, complete with assumed names, mistaken lovers, and a lost handbag.  Jack and Algernon are best friends, both wooing ladies who think their names are Ernest, “that name which inspires absolute confidence.”  Wilde’s effervescent wit, scathing social satire, and high farce make this one of the most cherished plays in the English language.  
Mrs. Klein 11/21/2009 Nicholas Wright Lindsay Crouse, Julie Harris, JoBeth Williams Women's The air is thick with Freud and sex as eminent psychoanalyst Melanie Klein comes roaring to life in a 1930's drawing room. London offers the witty, overbearing Mrs. Klein refuge from rising European fascism. But perhaps her children are still in need of refuge – from her. 
Grapes of Wrath, The  11/28/2009 John Steinbeck, adapted by Frank Galati Emily Bergl, Mike Buie, Daniel Chacon, Maurice Chasse, Shannon Cochran, Trista Delamere, Jeffrey Donovan, Francis Guinan, Shirley Knight, Charlie Matthes, Rod McLachlan, Bob Pescovitz,Joel Rafael, Stephen Ramsey, Nick Sadler, Andy Taylor, Todd Waring, Fredd Wayne, Michael Weston, Kate Williamson Classics THE GRAPES OF WRATH tells the powerful story of the Joad family’s trek from the dust bowl of Oklahoma to the fertile but futile fields of California in the early 1930s. Driven by the live rhythms of the Joel Rafael Band, this heart - wrenching award-winning adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel finds its timeless heart in the generous spirit of the common man. Based on the novel by John Steinbeck Adapted by Frank Galati Live music by the Joel Rafael Band 
Table Manners 12/05/2009 Alan Ayckbourn Rosalind Ayres, Kenneth Danziger, Martin Jarvis, Jane Leeves, Christopher Neame, Carolyn Seymour   Martin Jarvis stars as Norman, England’s famous seducer of other men’s wives, as he lays siege to his sister-in-law in the first installment of Alan Ayckbourn’s celebrated trilogy, The Norman Conquests. In Table Manners, the action occurs in the dining room of Mother’s house, where a conventional middle-class family is attempting to have a pleasant country weekend. But they are no match for Norman, the bane of the family, who horrifies everyone by doing exactly as he likes.
Real Dr. Strangelove, The 12/12/2009 Peter Goodchild Jordan Baker, Corey Brill, John de Lancie, Reed Diamond, J. Michael Flynn, Raphael Sbarge, Joe Spano, Matt St. James, Simon Templeman, Granville Van Dusen, Geoffrey Wade, Margaret Welsh  Docu dramas The birth of Armageddon. The first H-bomb detonates and the proud father is Edward Teller. But he's on a collision course with Robert Oppenheimer, the inventor of the bomb that obliterated Hiroshima. Now Oppenheimer has turned pacifist and the government will stop at nothing to "neutralize" him. And Teller is their star witness!
Busy World is Hushed, The 12/19/2009 Keith Bunin Jill Clayburgh, Hamish Linklater, Luke MacFarlane Drama With wisdom, humor and insight, THE BUSY WORLD IS HUSHED examines the contradictions we find in our faith, our families and ourselves. Hannah, a widowed Episcopal minister, is hoping to translate a long-lost gospel when she is challenged by both her scholarly assistant and her wayward gay son. But when family secrets are revealed, only the intercession of a stranger can help Hannah find peace. 
Mary Stuart 12/26/2009 Friedrich von Schiller in a new version by Peter Oswald Sheelagh Cullen, Kenneth Danziger, Seamus Dever, Jill Gascoine, Matt Gaydos, Martin Jarvis, Alex Kingston, Christopher Neame, Alan Shearman, W. Morgan Sheppard, Simon Templeman Classics Elizabeth I of England is threatened by the survival of her Catholic cousin, Mary Stuart. Wrestling with her own conscience, the Queen agonizes over Mary's fate, amidst fears for her own life. Court intrigue has never been more gripping than in this "acute study in the art of double-dealing politics." (The New York Times)
Marvin's Room 01/02/2010 Scott McPherson Gloria Dorson, Roxanne Hart, Sharon Madden, Jason Ritter, Kendall Schmidt, Mary Steenburgen, Dana Vitatoe, Steven Weber Drama Good-hearted Bessie has been taking care of ther ailing father for 20 years, but now she’s the one who’s sick, and she must reconcile with her estranged sister, Lee. A remarkably humorous and tender play, this critically acclaimed family drama was dubbed by The New York Times as “one of the funniest plays of the year as well as one of the wisest and most moving.” 
Arcadia 01/09/2010 Tom Stoppard Kate Burton, Mark Capri, Jennifer Dundas, Gregory Itzin, David Manis, Christopher Neame, Peter Paige, Darren Richardson, Kate Steele, Serena Scott Thomas, Douglas Weston Drama Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia merges science with human concerns and ideals, examining the universe’s influence in our everyday lives and ultimate fates through relationship between past and present, order and disorder and the certainty of knowledge. Set in an English country house in the year 1809-1812 and 1989, the play examines the lives of two modern scholars and the house's current residents with the lives of those who lived there 180 years earlier.
Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, The 01/16/2010 Charles Busch Amy Aquino, Estelle Harris, Richard Kind, Dileep Rao, Jobeth Williams Comedy A raucous comedy from one of America's most outrageous playwrights!  New York dilettante Marjorie Taub, a middle-aged doctor's wife , is hooked on culture - mornings at the Whitney, afternoons at MOMA, evenings at BAM.  Plunged into a mid-life crisis of Medea-like proportions, she's shaken out of her lethargy by the reappearance of a fascinating childhood friend.   The New York Times says, "THE ALLGERGIST’S WIFE earns its wall-to-wall laughs." Features an exclusive author interview.
Chavez Ravine 01/30/2010 Culture Clash Culture Clash:  Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas, Herbert Siguenza and Zilah Mendoza Chicano/Latino The controversial history of Chavez Ravine, the immigrant community that once existed on the site that is now Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, is explored with humor, brutal honesty, and pulse-racing music by the nation's premier Chicano/Latino theatre troupe, Culture Clash.
Rivalry, The 02/06/2010 Norman Corwin Paul Giamatti, James Gleason, Lily Rabe, David Strathairn
Shannon Cochran (in studio voice over only)
Docu dramas Academy Award-nominees Paul Giamatti and David Strathairn star in Norman Corwin's electrifying dramatization of the history-making Lincoln-Douglas debates. This fierce rivalry between rising legislator Abraham Lincoln and incumbent Senator Stephen A. Douglas tackled some of the day's most passionate and controversial issues - above all those of slavery and the American concept of freedom. As seen through the eyes of Douglas' young wife Adele (Lily Rabe), the play illuminates two of the most charismatic politicians of any era. Also stars James Gleason and Shannon Cochran. Directed by Academy Award-winner Eric Simonson.
Barefoot in the Park 02/13/2010 Neil Simon Norman Aronovic, Laura Linney, J. Fred Shiffman, Judy Simmons, Eric Stoltz Author Collections A brand-new lawyer and his bride have returned from their honeymoon and are moving into a new apartment. Once there, they find the place is bare of furniture, the paint job is wrong, the skylight leaks and wacky neighbors keep popping up! A classic!
Great Tennessee Monkey Trial, The 02/20/2010 Peter Goodchild Edward Asner, Bill Brochtrup, Kyle Colerider-Krugh, Matthew Patrick Davis, John de Lancie, James Gleason, Harry Groener, Jerry Hardin, Geoffrey Lower, Marnie Mosiman, Kenneth Alan Williams Docu dramas New 2007 Edition recorded at WGBH. This new edition by Peter Goodchild, taken from the original sources and trial transcripts. The Scopes Trial, over the right to teach evolution in public schools, reaffirmed the importance of intellectual freedom as codified in the Bill of Rights. The trial, in a small-town Tennessee courtroom in 1925, set the stage for ongoing debates over the separation of Church and State in a democratic society - debates that continue to this day.
Ruby McCollum 02/27/2010 Ron Milner, Steve Albrezzi, William Bradford Huie Shannon Cochran, O’Neil Compton, Ronny Cox, Loretta Devine, William Frankfather, K. Todd Freeman, Susie Glaze, Anthony Griffith, Andrew Hawkes, Reginald Hayes, Lyvingston Holmes, Shirley Knight, Jenifer Lewis, Cynthia Martells, Kevin McCarthy, James Morrison, Logan Ramsey, John Randolph, Steve Rankin, Charlie Robinson, Peggy Roeder, David Selby, Jean Smart, Kurtwood Smith, Norman Snow, Paul Winfield, Robert Wisdom African American A trail of lies, secrets and racial prejudice is uncovered when a pair of journalists, Zora Neale Hurston and William Bradford Huie, investigate the murder of a white doctor by an affluent African-American woman. Based on a true case in South Florida in 1952, this suspenseful drama has powerful implications to this day, posing questions of fairness and justice in a small Southern town. 
All My Sons 03/06/2010 Arthur Miller James Farentino, Arye Gross, Julie Harris, Mitchell Hebert, Naomi Jacobson, Barbara Klein, Paul Morella, Michaeleen O'Neil, Nathan Taylor, Jerry Whiddon Author Collections World War II is over and a family, mourning a son missing in action, plants a memorial tree and tries to go on with their lives. A storm blows down the tree and a devastating family secret is uprooted, setting the characters on a terrifying journey towards truth. A classic American drama. 
Three Viewings & Wild Amerika 03/13/2010 Jeffrey Hatcher & Erika Schickel Bruce Davison, Laura San Giacomo, Rue McClanahan & Shannon Cochran, Paul Mercier, Erika Schickel Drama A funeral parlor in a small Midwestern town is the setting for these three darkly funny and touching short plays. In Tell Tale, we enter the private thoughts of a respectable married mortician, lost in passion for a beautiful real estate broker who markets to the bereaved. In Thief of Tears, we meet Mac, the attractive daughter of an upper-class WASP family who frequents the Viper Room and steals jewelry from corpses. And in Thirteen Things about Ed Carpolotti, a newly widowed suburban matron finds her world crashing about her – only to be rescued by love from beyond the grave.
Shawl/Reunion, The 03/20/2010 David Mamet [Cast TBD]   A special double bill of short plays by David Mamet, starring John Mahoney and Rebecca Pidgeon. In The Shawl, Mahoney plays a medium who promises to put a young woman (Pidgeon) in touch with the spirit of her recently-deceased mother. In typical Mamet fashion, nothing is quite as it seems: is the seance an elaborate con, or something even more strange? In Reunion, a young woman visits her long-estranged father some twenty years after her parents' divorce.
J. Edgar! 03/27/2010 Tom Leopold, Harry Shearer, Music by Peter Matz Dan Castellaneta, Ethan Glazer, John Goodman, Kelsey Grammer, Christopher Guest, Rudy Hornish, John Kapelos, David L. Lander, Tom Leopold, Michael McKean, Marian Mercer, D.W. Moffett, Marnie Mosiman, Judith Owen, Julie Payne, Harry Shearer Musicals A sidesplitting musical about one of the most powerful men of the 20th Century. Learn about his secret love life, his need for personal privacy, and his obsession with knowing the private affairs of others. If you weren’t so busy laughing and humming the tunes, the show might upset you!
Odyssey of Love 04/03/2010 compiled by Lucy Parham Rosalind Ayres, Martin Jarvis, Lucy Parham Musicals Mixing the colorful letters of Franz Liszt with some of his most ecstatic piano music, Odyssey of Love depicts his tempestuous relations with two fascinating women.