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L.A. Theatre Works

Overview
Works: 536 works in 1,725 publications in 1 language and 36,073 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Fiction  Radio plays  Audio adaptations  Science fiction  Radio adaptations  Live sound recordings  Humor  Science fiction plays 
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 )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 1,179 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 Frank Galati( Recording )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 770 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
8 by Dustin Lance Black( Recording )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 577 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 536 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
The war of the worlds by H. G Wells( Recording )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 419 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
Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw( Recording )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Shaw's most enduring works, "Pygmalion" is a insightful comedy of class relations and perceptions, as played out between a Cockney flower girl and the irascible speech professor who has taken her on as a pet project. Described by critics as "a play of great vitality and charm," "Pygmalion" inspired the award-winning stage and film productions of Lerner and Loewe's musical, "My fair lady."
Private lives by Noel Coward( Recording )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humorous play about four mismatched lovers on the French Riviera
The odd couple by Neil Simon( Recording )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hyper-neurotic Felix and the slob Oscar, two poker buddies, become wildly mismatched roomates when they find themselves bachelors again
War of the worlds Invasion from Mars by Howard Koch( Recording )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 383 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 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 national debates over the separation of Church and State in a democratic society, debates that continue to this day
The member of the wedding a drama by Carson McCullers( Recording )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 364 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
M. Butterfly a drama by David Henry Hwang( Recording )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by an actual espionage scandal, a French diplomat discovers the startling truth about his Chinese mistress
Incident at Vichy by Arthur Miller( Recording )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 348 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"?
All my sons by Arthur Miller( Recording )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member 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 333 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 )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take an unforgettable ride with the classic sketches that helped make America's foremost comedy troupe. The Second City lampoons every aspect of modern American life, with brilliant improvisatory sketches on subjects ranging from salad bars to affairs of state
Six degrees of separation a drama by John Guare( Recording )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 318 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
A raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 312 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
The cherry orchard by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Recording )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 309 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
Anna Christie by Eugene O'Neill( Recording )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 305 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 (151)

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The grapes of wrathArcadiaThe war of the worldsPygmalionPrivate livesThe odd coupleWar of the worlds Invasion from MarsThe great Tennessee monkey trial