L.A. Theatre Works
Most widely held works by L.A. Theatre Works
The crucible by Arthur Miller ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 868 libraries worldwide
As a wave of anti-communist investigations swept across American society during the 1950s, Miller exposed the horror of such witch-hunts by retelling the story of the infamous Salem witch trials in Massachusetts in 1692.
War of the worlds Invasion from Mars by Howard Koch ( Recording )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 566 libraries worldwide
Presents Koch's radio play, Invasion from Mars, which was made famous by Orson Welles; the play is an adaptation of H.G. Wells' novel, War of the worlds. This is followed by a short play which continues the theme in a more modern form.
The grapes of wrath by Frank Galati ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 535 libraries worldwide
Presents a dramatization of John Steinbeck's novel about the plight of American farmers who were forced off their farms by drought and foreclosure during the Great Depression.
Arcadia by Tom Stoppard ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 454 libraries worldwide
"Part detective story, part love story, and part comedy of manners, Arcadia is also a crash course in mathematics, landscape gardening, literature and chaos theory, leapfrogging across 20 years in the life of an eccentric aristocratic family"--Container.
Private lives by Noel Coward ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 383 libraries worldwide
Humorous play about four mismatched lovers on the French Riviera.
Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw ( Recording )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 367 libraries worldwide
Drama about the English professor who teaches a lowly flower girl how to speak and act like a lady.
The odd couple by Neil Simon ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 352 libraries worldwide
Hyper-neurotic Felix and the slob Oscar, two poker buddies, become wildly mismatched roomates when they find themselves bachelors again.
Incident at Vichy by Arthur Miller ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 325 libraries worldwide
In Vichy, France in 1942 nine men are detained under a shadowy pretext. As the tension builds, the men are questioned-- are they the sort of people whom the new Nazi regime considers "inferiors"?
Chavez Ravine by Culture Clash (Comedy troupe) ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 305 libraries worldwide
Explores the history of Chavez Ravine, the immigrant community that once existed on the site that is now Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
All my sons by Arthur Miller ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 289 libraries worldwide
Dramatizes the idealization of a father, the loss of a son, and the secrets that destroy a family.
Blithe spirit by Noel Coward ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 288 libraries worldwide
"This classic comedy is set in the charming country home of Charles Condomine, a remarried widower. A witty and convivial evening party is transformed when a seance conjures the ghost of Elvira, Charles' first wife and she delights in wreaking havoc among the living."--Container.
The great Tennessee monkey trial by Peter Goodchild ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
Presents a dramatization of the Scope Trial in a small-town Tennessee courtroom in 1925 which set the stage for the ongoing national debate over freedom of inquiry and the separation of church and state in a democratic society.
Anna Christie by Eugene O'Neill ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
A disillusioned ex-prostitute returns to her father, a barge captain in New York City. She falls in love with a young seaman, and, in choosing to reveal her past to him, gambles that his love for her will remain true.
The Watts Towers project by Roger Guenveur Smith ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
"The Watts Towers are a steel and mortar monument to one man's spirit, ingenuity and determination in South Central Los Angeles. Smith was inspired by the towers, which were built over a period of 33 years by Simon Rodia, an Italian immigrant, whose singular vision has held steadfast over earthquakes, riots, and civic indifference"--Container.
Broken glass by Arthur Miller ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 274 libraries worldwide
In 1938 Brooklyn, Sylvia is suddenly unable to walk. Her husband is desperate to find out what is crippling his wife. The doctor can find nothing wrong, the only clue lying in Sylvia's growing obsession with news accounts from Germany. Even though she is safe in Brooklyn, Sylvia is terrorized by Nazi violence.
Taking flight by Adriana Sevan ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 273 libraries worldwide
A deeply compelling, truly funny, and sexy tale that is a celebration of life and the power of forgiveness. Adriana Sevan's story centers around the friendship between herself and her best friend Rhonda as their lives are forever changed by the events of September 11th. In a tour-de-force performance, Sevan brings to life the search for the goddess within, while trying to save the life of her friend. Laugh, cry, and cheer for her as she discovers why "the heart is the strongest muscle in the body"--Container.
The member of the wedding a drama by Carson McCullers ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 264 libraries worldwide
Presents a drama about Frankie, a motherless twelve-year old girl who sees a solution to her unhappiness in the approaching wedding of her elder brother.
Fallen angels by Noel Coward ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 245 libraries worldwide
The love and friendship between two married couples and best friends are put to the test when a postcard arrives with a picture of Capri on one side, and on the other, news of the imminent arrival of a certain handsome Frenchman.
Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
"Set in Yonkers in 1942, two boys, aged 13 and 16, must spend one year with their austere and demanding grandmother. While the war rages in Europe, Jay and Arty learn the ropes from Uncle Louie and assorted relatives, all peculiar characters"--Container.
The cherry orchard by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 242 libraries worldwide
Presents a drama about the woes of an aristocratic Russian family and their struggle to maintain their way of life in a changing world.
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