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L.A. Theatre Works

Overview
Works: 540 works in 1,865 publications in 1 language and 35,555 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  History  Radio plays  Radio adaptations  Domestic fiction  Political fiction  Domestic drama  Science fiction  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 )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 1,133 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 720 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
Arcadia by Tom Stoppard( Recording )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This is an] inventive play that moves back and forth between centuries, populated by a varied and vastly entertaining cast of characters who discuss such topics as the nature of truth and time, the difference between the classical and the romantic temperament, and the disruptive influence of sex on our orbits in life-according to the author, "the attraction which Newton left out."--Http://www.loc.gov/catdir
8 by Dustin Lance Black( Recording )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 454 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
Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw( Recording )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama about the English professor who teaches a lowly flower girl how to speak and act like a lady
Private lives by Noel Coward( Recording )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 382 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 360 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 351 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 348 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 335 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 330 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 )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 325 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 322 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 319 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 314 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 313 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
The cherry orchard by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Recording )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 304 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
Six degrees of separation : a drama by John Guare( Recording )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 295 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
Chavez Ravine by Culture Clash (Comedy troupe)( Recording )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 280 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
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The crucible
Alternative Names
LA Theatre Works

Los Angeles Theatre Works

Languages
English (162)

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The grapes of wrathArcadiaPygmalionPrivate livesThe odd coupleWar of the worlds : Invasion from MarsThe great Tennessee monkey trialThe member of the wedding : a drama