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In the Heat of the Night

Adapted by Matt Pelfrey

A stellar cast, including James Morrison, Travis Johns, Darren Richardson, Kalen Harriman, Michael Hammond, Ryan Vincent Anderson and Tom Virtue, presents this adaptation of John Ball’s sizzling 1965 noir thriller before departing on LATW’s National Tour. Based on the award-winning novel which inspired the Oscar-winning film and the Emmy-winning television series, In The Heat of the Night pits a visiting black detective from California against a small Alabama town simmering with anger over desegregation. A fitting reflection of America in the 1960s, this Off Broadway hit is provocative, timely, and uncomfortably relevant.

This production is made possible in part by generous gifts from Hope Warschaw and John Law and Beegie Truesdale and Bill Carrick.

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014 3:00 PM8:00 PM
Sunday, October 19, 2014

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Racing Demon

By David Hare

This stirring drama reveals the struggles of four clergymen desperately seeking to make sense of their mission, while being torn in all directions by the Church of England. After a critically lauded debut in 1990 at London’s National Theatre, Racing Demon went on to earn universal acclaim. More than 20 years later, this modern classic’s bold and moving revelations on gay ordination and the doctrine of the priesthood ring more resoundingly than ever. Starring Lesley Nicol (Downton Abbey) and Alan Mandell.

The plot is genuinely gripping…rigorously explored…lucid, deeply felt and constantly compelling. – The Telegraph

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Friday, November 14, 2014
Saturday, November 15, 2014 3:00 PM  8:00 PM
Sunday, November 16, 2014

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Cyrano de Bergerac

By Edmond Rostand
Translated by Anthony Burgess

This French classic features Hamish Linklater (Magic in the Moonlight) as Cyrano, a brash, strong-willed man of many talents whose whimsical aptitude for the spoken word is overshadowed by an attribute that is iconic, outrageous and gigantic—his nose. How can the curiously snouted Cyrano ever hope to win the affections of the beautiful Roxane? Cyrano is a clever romantic comedy with moments that pull at your heartstrings while you chuckle with delight. Also starring Geoffrey Arend (Madam Secretary), Gregory Itzin (Covert Affairs) and David Krumholtz. immortal popcorn entertainment... – The New York Times

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Friday, December 12, 2014
Saturday, December 13, 2014 3:00 PM  8:00 PM
Sunday, December 14, 2014

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By Kenneth Lin

Few will have heard of the powerful story of Curt Herzstark, an industrialist and Holocaust concentration camp prisoner who was sent by the Nazis to an underground salt mine after the war. There, he began experimenting with a device that would become the hand-held calculator. Starring Josh Stamberg (Parenthood) and Dakin Matthews (True Grit).

[A] deeply moving play about the power of the human heart. – Houston Press

Intelligence-Slave is part of our Relativity Series, presented with major funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to enhance public understanding of science and technology.

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Friday, January 30, 2015
Saturday, January 31, 2015 3:00 PM  8:00 PM
Sunday, February 1, 2015

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By Nina Raine

Billy has been deaf since birth, but his family has never learned sign language. In fact, until he meets Sylvia, who is fluent in ASL, Billy has never in his life been understood by anyone. This critically acclaimed sensation will awaken all of your senses as it boldly asks some of life’s hardest questions: what is communication and understanding, and can we truly have it—with anyone? Featuring original Off Broadway cast members Russell Harvard (There Will Be Blood), Mare Winningham and Susan Pourfar.

A smart, lively and beautifully acted new play that asks us to hear how we hear, in silence as well as in speech. – The New York Times

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Friday, March 13, 2015
Saturday, March 14, 2015 3:00 PM  8:00 PM
Sunday, March 15, 2015

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Arthur Miller - A Life

An L.A. Theatre Works Original Docudrama

Celebrating the 2015 centennial of the great American playwright Arthur Miller’s birth, this world premiere docudrama reveals the events in Arthur Miller’s life that shaped some of the most iconic plays in modern history.

Get a glimpse into Miller’s Depression-era adolescence (with Edward Asner as Miller’s father); journey into the McCarthy era and Miller’s complicated relationships with director Elia Kazan (Hector Elizondo) and Marilyn Monroe; and, later, his marriage to Inge Morath (Jane Kaczmarek). Arthur Miller – A Life sheds rich and lasting light on the life and art of this profound man. Directed by renowned BBC radio drama producer Kate McAll.

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Friday, April 17, 2015
Saturday, April 18, 2015 3:00 PM  8:00 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015

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Dirty Blonde

By Claudia Shear

A reunion of one of the few complete Broadway casts in history to be entirely nominated for individual Tony Awards®—Claudia Shear, Bob Stillman and Kevin Chamberlin—in a touching and hilarious tribute to Mae West. The 1930s film star comes roaring back to life when two super-fans meet at her grave and form a hesitant friendship. Together, their celebrity fantasies form a strikingly human portrait of America’s wittiest sex symbol.

Ms. Shear finds the enduring substance in the smoke and mirrors of one actress’ stardom, allowing Mae West to shock and delight once again. – The New York Times

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015
Saturday, May 16, 2015 3:00 PM  8:00 PM
Sunday, May 17, 2015

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I am My Own Wife

By Doug Wright

When the Berlin Wall crumbled in 1989, many Cold War artifacts emerged: none stranger than elegant Charlotte von Mahlsdorf. This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning, one-man show explores the mystery of how transgendered Charlotte—who grew up a Jewish boy—hid in plain sight from the Nazis and the Communists for over fifty years. Jefferson Mays (star of Broadway’s A Gentleman’s Guide…) recreates his unforgettable Tony Award®-winning performance as the remarkable and inspiring Charlotte.

Mr. Mays is thoroughly mesmerizing. [I Am My Own Wife] is both moving and intellectually absorbing…a true tour de force. – The New York Times

Thursday, June 18, 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015
Saturday, June 20, 2015 3:00 PM  8:00 PM
Sunday, June 21, 2015

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The Whipping Man

By Matthew Lopez

Tensions run high as Caleb de Leon (Jonathan Groff, Glee), a young Jewish Confederate soldier returns home to celebrate Passover with his family's newly freed slaves in their crumbling antebellum mansion. This gripping drama explores a little- known aspect of the Civil War, unearthing dark family secrets on the way to a shocking climax.

Winner of the 2011 John Gassner New Play Award from the NY Outer Critics Circle.

Haunting, striking and powerful... - The New York Times

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Friday, July 17, 2015
Saturday, July 18, 2015 3:00 PM  8:00 PM
Sunday, July 19, 2015


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