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The Value of Names
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written by Jeffrey Sweet, 1950- (1983); directed by Gordon Hunt, 1929-; performed by Hector Elizondo, 1936-, Garry Marshall, 1934- and Sally Murphy, 1962- (Los Angeles, CA: L. A. Theatre Works, 2010, originally published 1997), 1 hour 13 mins
Benny Silverman, a retired, successful actor, seems to have surmounted the bitter time in his life when Leo Greshen, a good friend and colleague, named him in front of the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Benny's flourishing career was nearly destroyed, and his comeback was slow and painful. The two men...
written by Jeffrey Sweet, 1950- (1983); directed by Gordon Hunt, 1929-; performed by Hector Elizondo, 1936-, Garry Marshall, 1934- and Sally Murphy, 1962- (Los Angeles, CA: L. A. Theatre Works, 2010, originally published 1997), 1 hour 13 mins
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A View From the Bridge
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written by Arthur Miller, 1915-2005 (1955); directed by Peter Levin, fl. 1967; performed by Charles Cioffi, 1935-, Harry Hamlin, 1951-, Jamie Hanes, fl. 1997, Mary McDonnell, 1952-, Peter Morse, Ed O'Neill, 1946-, Amy Pietz, 1969- and Don Tieri (Los Angeles, CA: L. A. Theatre Works, 1998, originally published 1960), 1 hour 35 mins
Italian-American immigrant life in the 1950s textures this searing drama of love and revenge. Longshoreman Eddie Carbone is devoted to his wife, Beatrice, and to his niece, Catherine. When Beatrice's impoverished Sicilian cousins enter the U.S. illegally, in hope of finding work, Eddie gives them a helping hand. B...
written by Arthur Miller, 1915-2005 (1955); directed by Peter Levin, fl. 1967; performed by Charles Cioffi, 1935-, Harry Hamlin, 1951-, Jamie Hanes, fl. 1997, Mary McDonnell, 1952-, Peter Morse, Ed O'Neill, 1946-, Amy Pietz, 1969- and Don Tieri (Los Angeles, CA: L. A. Theatre Works, 1998, originally published 1960), 1 hour 35 mins
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The Voysey Inheritance
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written by Harley Granville-Barker, 1877-1946; directed by Michael Hackett; performed by Ken Danziger, Robert Machray, 1945-, Serena Scott Thomas, 1961- and Paxton Whitehead, 1937- (Los Angeles, CA: L. A. Theatre Works, 2006, originally published 1916), 1 hour 50 mins
In this surprisingly modern psychological portrait, a prosperous Edwardian family is torn apart when young Edward Voysey discovers that his family’s wealth was obtained through three generations of deceit and theft. A captivating study of turn-of-the-century morals.
written by Harley Granville-Barker, 1877-1946; directed by Michael Hackett; performed by Ken Danziger, Robert Machray, 1945-, Serena Scott Thomas, 1961- and Paxton Whitehead, 1937- (Los Angeles, CA: L. A. Theatre Works, 2006, originally published 1916), 1 hour 50 mins
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The Watts Towers Project
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written by Roger Guenveur Smith, 1959- (2007); directed by Roger Guenveur Smith, 1959-; performed by Roger Guenveur Smith, 1959- (Los Angeles, CA: L. A. Theatre Works, 2007, originally published 2007), 58 mins
Smith's edgy and funny The Watts Towers Project focuses on Simon Rodia, the Italian immigrant who spent 33 years building his towers - only to walk away from them, never to return. Smith blends his own childhood; the life of Rodia, and the last quarter-century of L.A. history to create (in the words of Back Stage...
written by Roger Guenveur Smith, 1959- (2007); directed by Roger Guenveur Smith, 1959-; performed by Roger Guenveur Smith, 1959- (Los Angeles, CA: L. A. Theatre Works, 2007, originally published 2007), 58 mins
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A Woman of No Importance
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written by Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900 (1893); directed by Michael Hackett; performed by Rosalind Ayres, 1946-, Jane Carr, 1950-, Peter Dennis, Judy Geeson, 1948-, Paul Gutrecht, 1967-, Martin Jarvis, 1941-, Cherie Lunghi, 1952-, Robert Machray, 1945-, Samantha Mathis, 1970-, Miriam Margolyes, 1941- and Jim Norton, 1938- (Los Angeles, CA: L. A. Theatre Works, 1995, originally published 1893), 1 hour 48 mins
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 comedy, Wilde uses his celebrated wit to expose English society's narrow view of everything from sexual...
written by Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900 (1893); directed by Michael Hackett; performed by Rosalind Ayres, 1946-, Jane Carr, 1950-, Peter Dennis, Judy Geeson, 1948-, Paul Gutrecht, 1967-, Martin Jarvis, 1941-, Cherie Lunghi, 1952-, Robert Machray, 1945-, Samantha Mathis, 1970-, Miriam Margolyes, 1941- and Jim Norton, 1938- (Los Angeles, CA: L. A. Theatre Works, 1995, originally published 1893), 1 hour 48 mins
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Work Song: Three Views of Frank Lloyd Wright
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written by Jeffrey Hatcher, 1957- and Eric Simonson, 1960- (2000); directed by Eric Simonson, 1960-; performed by Jim Beaver, 1950-, Amy Brenneman, 1964-, Chris Butler, Matthew Patrick Davis, Sean Dougherty, Robert Foxworth, 1941-, Charles Janasz, Kathryn Meisle, 1960-, Kali Rocha, 1971- and Raphael Sbarge, 1964- (Los Angeles, CA: L. A. Theatre Works, 2006, originally published 2006), 2 hours 11 mins
In Work Song tensions between master architect and Frank Lloyd Wright and his tempestuous relationships are explored in this uniquely prismatic view of one of the great architects of the modern era.
written by Jeffrey Hatcher, 1957- and Eric Simonson, 1960- (2000); directed by Eric Simonson, 1960-; performed by Jim Beaver, 1950-, Amy Brenneman, 1964-, Chris Butler, Matthew Patrick Davis, Sean Dougherty, Robert Foxworth, 1941-, Charles Janasz, Kathryn Meisle, 1960-, Kali Rocha, 1971- and Raphael Sbarge, 1964- (Los Angeles, CA: L. A. Theatre Works, 2006, originally published 2006), 2 hours 11 mins
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Working
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written by Studs Terkel, 1912-2008, Stephen Schwartz, 1948- and Nina Faso (1978); directed by Marcia Gardner; composed by Micki Grant, 1929-, James Taylor, 1948-, Stephen Schwartz, 1948-, Craig Carnelia, 1949-, Mary Rodgers, 1931-2014 and Susan Birkenhead, fl. 1978; performed by Orson Bean, 1928-, Eileen Barnett, Harry Groener, 1951-, Kaitlin Hopkins, 1964-, Michael Kostroff, 1961-, Kenna Ramsey, Vickilyn Reynolds, Vincent Tumeo and B.J. Ward, 1941- (Los Angeles, CA: L. A. Theatre Works, 1998, originally published 1978), 1 hour 39 mins
The first revised and updated version of this 1970s cult classic. A rousing musical with a cast of twenty, WORKING is for anyone who has ever punched a clock, a cow, or a supervisor - or wanted to.
written by Studs Terkel, 1912-2008, Stephen Schwartz, 1948- and Nina Faso (1978); directed by Marcia Gardner; composed by Micki Grant, 1929-, James Taylor, 1948-, Stephen Schwartz, 1948-, Craig Carnelia, 1949-, Mary Rodgers, 1931-2014 and Susan Birkenhead, fl. 1978; performed by Orson Bean, 1928-, Eileen Barnett, Harry Groener, 1951-, Kaitlin Hopkins, 1964-, Michael Kostroff, 1961-, Kenna Ramsey, Vickilyn Reynolds, Vincent Tumeo and B.J. Ward, 1941- (Los Angeles, CA: L. A. Theatre Works, 1998, originally published 1978), 1 hour 39 mins
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The Young Man From Atlanta
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written by Horton Foote, 1916-2009 (1994); directed by Beth Milles; performed by Phyllis Applegate, Jamie Hanes, fl. 1997, Shirley Knight, 1936-, Lynne Marta, 1948-, Ronan O'Casey, Daniel Passer, Kenna Ramsey, David Selby, 1941- and Tom Virtue, 1957- (Los Angeles, CA: L. A. Theatre Works, 1998, originally published 1995), 1 hour 25 mins
In 1950s Houston, an affluent couple is transformed by tragedy when their son dies under mysterious circumstances and the husband loses his job of 40 years. Shirley Knight recreates her Tony-nominated performance in this 1995 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama.
written by Horton Foote, 1916-2009 (1994); directed by Beth Milles; performed by Phyllis Applegate, Jamie Hanes, fl. 1997, Shirley Knight, 1936-, Lynne Marta, 1948-, Ronan O'Casey, Daniel Passer, Kenna Ramsey, David Selby, 1941- and Tom Virtue, 1957- (Los Angeles, CA: L. A. Theatre Works, 1998, originally published 1995), 1 hour 25 mins
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Zoot Suit
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written by Luis Valdez, 1940- (1978); directed by Luis Valdez, 1940-; performed by Xochiquetzal Candelaria, Daniel Chacon, Estrella Esparza, Spencer Garrett, 1963-, Ruben C. Gonzales, Gregory Itzin, 1948-, Alma Martinez, 1953-, Al Ruscio, 1924- and Kinan Valdez (Los Angeles, CA: L. A. Theatre Works, 1992, originally published 1992), 1 hour 53 mins
Chicano playwright Luis Valdez masterfully uses the Sleepy Lagoon murder case to examine the Chicano Zoot Suit Culture of the '40s. Passionate and provocative, ZOOT SUIT pulses with the beat of Big Band Music and traditional Latin songs.
written by Luis Valdez, 1940- (1978); directed by Luis Valdez, 1940-; performed by Xochiquetzal Candelaria, Daniel Chacon, Estrella Esparza, Spencer Garrett, 1963-, Ruben C. Gonzales, Gregory Itzin, 1948-, Alma Martinez, 1953-, Al Ruscio, 1924- and Kinan Valdez (Los Angeles, CA: L. A. Theatre Works, 1992, originally published 1992), 1 hour 53 mins
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