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By: Dustin Lance Black
Directed by: Rob Reiner
Starring: Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Martin Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Jamie Lee Curtis, Christine Lahti, John C. Reilly, Jane Lynch, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matthew Morrison, Chris Colfer, Yeardley Smith, Matt Bomer, George Takei, Rory O'Malley, Cleve Jones, James Pickens Jr., Jansen Panettiere, Bridger Zadina, Vanessa Garcia, Campbell Brown
Air Date: June 15, 2018
George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Martin Sheen lead an all-star cast in this powerful portrait of an American civil rights struggle. In 2008, California's Proposition 8 stripped the freedom to marry away from gay and lesbian couples. Now, two of the nation's most renowned attorneys have joined forces to challenge Proposition 8 under the United States Constitution. "8" faithfully recreates the progression of the historic trial through court transcripts and interviews with the plaintiffs, as their stories are brought to life before a live audience.
Includes exclusive interviews with playwright Dustin Lance Black, director Rob Reiner and lead attorneys for the plaintiffs—David Boies and Theodore B. Olson. Also includes a backstage cast interview montage.
Recorded before a live audience at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, Los Angeles in March of 2012.
Sponsored by the American Foundation for Equal Rights and the Broadway Impact.
Air Date: June 22, 2018
Anna Ziegler’s Boy is a powerful statement about gender identity and the mystery of what makes us who we are. After a baby boy is seriously injured in an accident, a doctor persuades his parents to raise the child as a girl. As the child grows up, the child—known as Samantha and Adam at different times—faces an extraordinary challenge to carve out a place in the world.
Recorded in Los Angeles before a live audience at The James Bridges Theater, UCLA in July of 2016.
Boy is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, to enhance public understanding of science and technology in the modern world.
"...an unforgettable emotional journey with this family and their boy." — AudioFile Magazine
Air Date: June 29, 2018
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s coming-of-age, coming-out cocktail with a twist of terror. Thirteen-year-old Franklin Robertson is trying to survive adolescence. His parents don’t understand him, his brother torments him, he has no friends, and he’s more interested in the high school quarterback than any girl. The one bright spot in his life is the glow of the black-and-white TV in his parents’ basement. Here, he worships at the altar of the Saturday Night Horror Movie, hosted by the eerie Dr. Cerberus. Before long, Franklin is convinced that only by going on the show will his life be redeemed—by Dr. Cerberus himself!
Original music by Steven Cahill.
Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in July of 2010.
Doctor Ceberus is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to enhance public understanding of science and technology in the modern world.
"Doctor Cerberus jumps from stand-up comedy to drama to breaking the fourth wall." — AudioFile Magazine