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L.A. Theatre Works

Overview
Works: 556 works in 1,944 publications in 1 language and 36,905 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  History  Radio plays  Radio adaptations  Domestic drama  Domestic fiction  Political fiction  Science fiction  Audio adaptations 
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 )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against the backdrop of the seventeenth-century Salem witch trials, a woman extracts revenge against her married paramour by charging that he and his wife are sorcerers
The grapes of wrath by John Steinbeck( Recording )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 710 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 505 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 448 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 400 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."
The odd couple by Neil Simon( Recording )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 381 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 372 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
War of the worlds : Invasion from Mars by Howard Koch( Recording )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 347 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 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a dramatization of the Scope Trial in a small-town Tennessee courtroom in 1925 which 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 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
The war of the worlds by H. G Wells( Recording )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 330 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
Incident at Vichy by Arthur Miller( Recording )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 329 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
Blithe spirit by Noel Coward( Recording )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 321 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 318 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 316 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 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
The cherry orchard by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Recording )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 308 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 296 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 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the controversial history of Chavez Ravine, the immigrant community that once existed on the site that was razed to create Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California utilizing humor and music
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The crucible
Alternative Names
LA Theatre Works

Los Angeles Theatre Works

Languages
English (165)

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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