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L.A. Theatre Works

Overview
Works: 522 works in 1,783 publications in 1 language and 35,592 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  History  Radio plays  Domestic fiction  Domestic drama  Political fiction  Science fiction  Radio adaptations  Historical fiction 
Roles: Performer
Classifications: PS3525.I5156, 812.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by L.A. Theatre Works
The crucible by Arthur Miller( Recording )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 1,138 WorldCat member 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
The grapes of wrath by John Steinbeck( Recording )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the epic novel by Nobel Laureate John Steinbeck. Set during the Great Depression, The Grapes of Wrath tells the powerful story of the Joad family's trek from the dust bowl of Oklahoma to the promise of a new life in California. But what they find threatens to rip apart their lives, and sever the ties that bind them together
8 by Dustin Lance Black( Recording )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses actual court transcripts and first-hand interviews to bring to life the landmark federal trial challenging Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment that eliminated the rights of same-sex couples to marry in the state of California
Arcadia by Tom Stoppard( Recording )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw( Recording )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 402 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 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hyper-neurotic Felix and the slob Oscar, two poker buddies, become wildly mismatched roomates when they find themselves bachelors again
Private lives by Noel Coward( Recording )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humorous play about four mismatched lovers on the French Riviera
War of the worlds Invasion from Mars by Howard Koch( Recording )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 365 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
The great Tennessee monkey trial by Peter Goodchild( Recording )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 358 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 member of the wedding a drama by Carson McCullers( Recording )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 358 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
The war of the worlds by H. G Wells( Recording )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 while 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 world's" is truly the mother of all space invasions, offering a rare combination of chills, thrills and great literature. Directed by TNG's John de Lancie
Incident at Vichy by Arthur Miller( Recording )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 338 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 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by an actual espionage scandal, a French diplomat discovers the startling truth about his Chinese mistress
All my sons by Arthur Miller( Recording )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes the idealization of a father, the loss of a son, and the secrets that destroy a family
A raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1950s Chicago, three generations of Youngers live in a run-down apartment. As these black Americans struggle to overcome a variety of challenges, hope suddenly looms on the horizon. The family's matriarch is poised to receive insurance money from her husband's death
Blithe spirit by Noel Coward( Recording )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 320 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
The best of Second City by Second City (Theater company)( Recording )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performed before a live audience, improvisatory sketches and songs that lampoon many aspects of modern American life
Six degrees of separation a drama by John Guare( Recording )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 303 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
Anna Christie by Eugene O'Neill( Recording )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 287 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
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The crucible
Alternative Names
LA Theatre Works

Los Angeles Theatre Works

Languages
English (156)

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The grapes of wrathArcadiaPygmalionThe odd couplePrivate livesWar of the worlds Invasion from MarsThe great Tennessee monkey trialThe member of the wedding a drama