L.A. Theatre Works Announces 2016-17 Season

LA Theatre Works logoL.A. Theatre Works has announced its 2016-17 season of live audio recorded plays to be performed at UCLA’s James Bridges Theater.  Each play in the series will be performed in front of a live audience for future radio broadcast, and distribution on CD, digital download, and online streaming.

September 22-25
Peter Shaffer’s story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his nemesis, Antonio Salieri is punctuated with some of Mozart’s most beautiful music. Directed by Rosalind Ayres.

October 27-30
Playwright Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead) tells the tale of the captive wives of a Liberian warlord as they struggle for survival in the midst of civil war.

November 17-20.
In The Assembled Parties
Broadway favorite Richard Greenberg evokes the changing world of a well-to-do Manhattan family as they move to the new world of the 21st Century.  This play won the Drama Desk Award for Best Play and was nominated for three Tony Awards.

January 26-29, 2017
Los Angeles Premiere
A collaboration between seven playwrights and seven female activists from around the globe. Part theater, part documentary, Seven is about overcoming adversity to effect real change and improve the lives of women. By Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margraff, Anna Deavere Smith and Susan Yankowitz.

March 27-30, 2017
Jefferson’s Garden
American Premiere
Thomas Jefferson wrestles with the words to launch a new nation, while a young Quaker must choose between liberty and his religious beliefs. The struggle for America’s independence. Written by Timberlake Wertenbaker. Directed by the BBC’s Kate McAll.

April 27-30, 2017
Act One
Written by James Lapine from Moss Hart’s best-selling autobiography, Act One celebrates Broadway and the life of the playwright whose wit and wisdom charmed the American stage for decades. Directed by Moss’ son Christopher Hart.

May 25-28, 2017
The Tug of War
World Premiere
The original docudrama, by award-winning screenwriter, David Rambo (Empire) and commissioned by LATW, brings to life the Cuban Missile Crisis, when President John F. Kennedy, his brother Robert and their team of the best and the brightest came to grips with the real possibility of World War III. Directed by Martin Jarvis.

About Tracey Paleo

Tracey Paleo is Associate Editor at FootLights Magazine. She's also the Founder and Chief Editor of the arts and culture site, Gia On The Move, where she often reviews live performance events.

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