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L.A. Theatre Works

Overview
Works: 522 works in 1,717 publications in 1 language and 34,336 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Radio plays  Audio adaptations  Science fiction plays  Fiction  Historical drama  Radio adaptations  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Performer
Classifications: PS3525.I5156, 812.54
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Most widely held works by L.A. Theatre Works
The crucible by Arthur Miller ( Recording )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arthur Miller's classic play about the witch-hunts and trials in 17th century Salem is a searing portrait of a community engulfed by hysteria. In the rigid theocracy of Salem, rumor that women are practicing witchcraft galvanize the town's most basic fears and suspicions. The ruthlessness of the prosecutors and the eagerness of neighbor to testify against neighbor brilliantly illuminate the destructive power of socially-sanctioned violence
The grapes of wrath by Frank Galati ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member 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
War of the worlds Invasion from Mars by Howard Koch ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member 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
8 by Dustin Lance Black ( )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The play is a powerful account of the case filed by the American Federation for Equal Rights (AFER) in the U.S. District Court in 2010 to overturn Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment that eliminated the rights of same-sex couples to marry in the state of California. Framed around the trial's historic closing arguments in June 2010, 8 provides an intimate look what unfolded when the issue of same-sex marriage was on trial."--Content Reserve web site
Arcadia by Tom Stoppard ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member 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
Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member 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 )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hyper-neurotic Felix and the slob Oscar, two poker buddies, become wildly mismatched roomates when they find themselves bachelors again
The member of the wedding a drama by Carson McCullers ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member 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
Private lives by Noel Coward ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Humorous play about four mismatched lovers on the French Riviera
The great Tennessee monkey trial by Peter Goodchild ( Recording )
11 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Scopes Trial, over the right to teach the theory of evolution in the public schools, revealed the importance of intellectual freedom, as codified by the Founding Fathers in the Bill of Rights. The trial, in a small-town Tennessee courtroom in 1925, set the stage for the ongoing national debate over freedom of inquiry and the separation of Church and State in a democratic society
The cherry orchard by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member 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
Incident at Vichy by Arthur Miller ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member 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"?
M. Butterfly a drama by David Henry Hwang ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inspired by an actual espionage scandal, a French diplomat discovers the startling truth about his Chinese mistress
Blithe spirit by Noel Coward ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member 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
Six degrees of separation a drama by John Guare ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Manhattan art dealers take a young man into their home believing him to be a friend of their children and Sidney Poiter's son, he leaves them with a lasting impression
All my sons by Arthur Miller ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dramatizes the idealization of a father, the loss of a son, and the secrets that destroy a family
Anna Christie by Eugene O'Neill ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member 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
After the fall by Arthur Miller ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A man attempts to make peace with his past in order to move forward in his life
Chavez Ravine by Culture Clash (Comedy troupe) ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member 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
A raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This new recording of Lorraine Hansberry's classic play chronicles a working-class African-American family struggling to maintain dignity in a harsh world. With her late husband's insurance money finally in hand, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a better home. However, her children have other plans: Walter Lee wants to buy a liquor store, and Beneatha wants to go to medical school. What happens when family dreams drastically diverge?--container
 
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LA Theatre Works
Los Angeles Theatre Works
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English (142)
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