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L.A. Theatre Works

Overview
Works: 558 works in 1,982 publications in 1 language and 37,673 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  History  Radio plays  Radio adaptations  Domestic drama  Domestic fiction  Political fiction  Operas  Historical fiction 
Roles: Performer, Narrator
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 )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 1,126 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 )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 707 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 )

6 editions published in 2009 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
8 by Dustin Lance Black( Recording )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 452 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 )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 403 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 )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 378 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 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the French Riviera, the lights of a yacht are reflected in the water, and in the eyes of four lovers, hilariously mismatched"--Container
The great Tennessee monkey trial by Peter Goodchild( Recording )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 341 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 341 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
Incident at Vichy by Arthur Miller( Recording )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 331 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 )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by an actual espionage scandal, a French diplomat discovers the startling truth about his Chinese mistress
The war of the worlds by H. G Wells( Recording )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 329 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
Blithe spirit by Noel Coward( Recording )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 325 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
All my sons by Arthur Miller( Recording )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes the idealization of a father, the loss of a son, and the secrets that destroy a family
The best of Second City by Second City (Theater company)( )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performed before a live audience, improvisatory sketches and songs that lampoon many aspects of modern American life
A raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 314 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 )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 307 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 297 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 )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Christie is the story of a young woman who following an illness decides to visit and spend some time with her father, a coal barge captain who she hardly knows. During this time she meets a sailor, Mat, who is looking to settle down, and the two fall in love. Anna Christie is the drama of a woman torn between the expectations of two men, her father and her lover, and the shocking confession of her past life that this conflict evokes
Chavez Ravine by Culture Clash (Comedy troupe)( Recording )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 283 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 (181)

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The grapes of wrathArcadiaPygmalionThe odd couplePrivate livesThe great Tennessee monkey trialThe member of the wedding : a dramaIncident at Vichy