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We present world classics, modern masterpieces, and groundbreaking new works performed by top actors of the stage and screen. All shows are presented in our signature audio theatre format.




Now Showing 2018/2019 Live Performances


Hedda Gabler

June 28, 2019 - June 30, 2019
Directed by:
To Be Announced

“Amazingly contemporary in its considerations of the purpose of life.” —The New York Times

Hedda and George have just returned from their honeymoon, but when her former lover Eilert appears with a brilliant new manuscript, George’s hopes for a professorship are dimmed. Hedda’s desperate dissatisfaction with her life leads to dangerous choices in this startling portrait of a woman hell-bent on destruction. Translated by Doug Hughes.


Friday, June 28, 2019 — 8PM
Saturday, June 29, 2019 — 3PM & 8PM
Sunday, Jane 30, 2019 — 4PM

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Previously this Season


The Little Foxes

October 19, 2018 - October 21, 2018
Directed by:

Lillian Hellman examines a wealthy southern family and the greed that tears them apart. Regina’s brothers have inherited their father’s wealth, while after years of neglect, her dying husband is determined to see she gets nothing. It will take every ounce of her ruthless guile to outwit her relations and assure herself a gilded future.

Associate Artistic Director, Anna Lyse Erikson.  Recording Engineer, Sound Designer and Mixer, Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood. Senior Radio Producer, Ronn Lipkin. Foley Artist, Aaron Lyons. Script Supervisor, Daniel Trostler. Production Manager, Katie Friesen. Editor, Julian Nicholson. Piano solos and duets played by Nicholas Hormann and Katie Hume.

Recorded live in performance at UCLA’s James Bridges Theater in October 2018.


Sisters Matsumoto

November 16, 2018 - November 18, 2018
Directed by:

After the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the US government sent thousands of Japanese American citizens to detention camps. In 1945, three Japanese American sisters return to their farm in Stockton California after years in a camp, and discover dark secrets about the life they're trying to rebuild.

This recording is sponsored in part by California Civil Liberties Program from the California State Library. Includes a conversation with actor George Takei, playwright Philip Kan Gotanda, and director Tim Dang.

Associate Artistic Director: Anna Lyse Erikson. Sound Designer and Mixing Engineer: Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood. Senior Radio Producer: Ronn Lipkin. Foley Artist: Jeff Gardner. Recording Engineer and Editor: Erick Cifuentes.

Recorded in Los Angeles before a live audience at The James Bridges Theater, UCLA, in November of 2018.


A Walk in the Woods

January 25, 2019 - January 27, 2019
Directed by:

An idealistic American diplomat locks horns with a mercurial Soviet negotiator during a series of conversations in the woods outside Geneva. As their mutual friendship and understanding deepens, an awareness that their work may ultimately be pointless casts a shadow over their hopes to achieve a lasting peace.

Includes a post-play discussion with playwright Lee Blessing and UCLA Political Science professor Richard Anderson.

Lead funding for A Walk in the Woods is generously provided by The John Logan Foundation.

Recorded before an audience at UCLA's James Bridges Theater in January 2019.

Associate Artistic Director, Anna Lyse Erikson. Recording Engineer, Sound Designer and Mixer, Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood. Senior Radio Producer, Ronn Lipkin. Production Manager, Rick V. Moreno. Editor, Julian Nicholson.


A Room with a View

March 1, 2019 - March 3, 2019
Directed by:

An L.A. Theatre Works Original Commission

In this original adaptation of E.M. Forster’s novel, an encounter in Florence and an offer to exchange rooms brings George Emerson to the attention of Lucy Honeychurch. Their flirtation is cut short by Lucy’s chaperone, but when they meet again back home in England, Lucy must negotiate the demands of her station with the desires of her heart. Adapted by Kate McAll.


Friday, March 1, 2019 — 8PM
Saturday, March 2, 2019 — 3PM & 8PM
Sunday, March 3, 2019 — 4PM



April 12, 2019 - April 14, 2019
Directed by:


“Hopeful and heartbreaking.” —The New York Times

1993. In this rollicking take on modern diplomacy, a Norwegian social scientist and his diplomat wife are determined to try a new tactic to break the long-standing deadlock of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. A secret back channel in Norway leads to unexpected breakthroughs as negotiators find common ground. When the political becomes personal, relationships are forged that offer a chance to alter the course of history.


Friday, April 12, 2019 — 8PM
Saturday, April 13, 2019 — 3PM & 8PM
Sunday, April 14, 2019 — 4PM



Die Mommie Die

May 17, 2019 - May 19, 2019
Directed by:

"A plunge into the playfully down-and-dirty." — Los Angeles Times

Angela Arden wants to be free of her suffocating marriage to film producer Sol Sussman. What better way than poison! Distraught by her father’s death and convinced of her mother’s guilt, Edith Sussman plots to get the truth out of Angela using any means necessary. Charles Busch stars in the role he originated in this camp sendup where tongues aren’t the only thing dipped in acid.

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