Our 2021-2022 Season

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Medalion Rahimi in 'Paradise' by Laura Maria Censabella.

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L.A. Theatre Works proudly presents a brand new season of seven audio plays, including live in-person performances and state-of-the art audio recordings with exclusive extras.

 

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Paradise

Paradise

By: Laura Maria Censabella
Directed by: Anna Lyse Erikson
Starring: Medalion RahimiJeff Marlow

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Audio Recording + Extras
Now Available for Download

A Yemeni-American high school student in the Bronx undertakes an ambitious research project with the help of her reluctant science teacher.  Their experiment proves a stunning success but a controversy from the teacher’s past could undermine his brightest student’s future.

Paradise is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series of science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.

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Franklinland

By: Lloyd Suh
Directed by: Anna Lyse Erikson
Starring: Gregory Harrison, Larry Powell

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Audio Recording + Extras
Release Date: December 14, 2021

This comic romp through the American Revolution puts the spotlight on the relationship between William Franklin and his brilliant, domineering and wildly egomaniacal father Ben. As Ben Franklin plants the seeds of a new republic, King George III appoints William Royal Governor of New Jersey – a change in affairs that creates a family rift of revolutionary proportions.

Franklinland is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series of science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.

Available December 14, 2021

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Pipeline

By: Dominique Morisseau
Directed by: To Be Announced
Starring: To Be Announced

Live on Stage! 

4 Performances: February 4-6, 2022

Morisseau’s compelling exploration of the modern education system — and those it does and doesn’t privilege. Nya, a dedicated teacher at an inner-city school, is desperate to give her only son opportunities that her own public high school students will never have. When a controversial incident at his private school threatens to get Omari expelled, Nya must confront his rage and her own fight to give her son a future without turning her back on their community.

THE JAMES BRIDGES THEATER/UCLA

Friday, February 4, 2022 — 8PM
Saturday, February 4, 2022 — 3PM & 8PM
Sunday, February 5, 2022 — 4PM

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Twelfth Night

By: William Shakespeare
Directed by: To Be Announced
Starring: To Be Announced

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4 Performances: March 11-13, 2022

Shipwrecked on the shores of Illyria, Viola assumes the role of a male page to Duke Orsino. The Duke sends Viola, now disguised as ‘Cesario’ to press his suit with the beautiful Olivia – who promptly falls in love with Cesario. Confusion reigns until the truth is untangled and true love triumphs.

THE JAMES BRIDGES THEATER/UCLA

Friday, March 11, 2022 — 8PM
Saturday, March 12, 2022 — 3PM & 8PM
Sunday, March 13, 2022 — 4PM

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The Sun Also Rises

By: Ernest Hemingway
Directed by: To Be Announced
Adapted by: Kate McAll
Starring: To Be Announced

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World Premiere
An L.A. Theatre Works Original Commission

4 Performances: April 22-24, 2022

In this original commission literary adaptation of Hemingway’s breakthrough novel, a group of friends decamp from 1920’s Paris for the Festival of San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain. Jake is in love with the aristocratic Bret Ashley but Bret’s wandering eye lands on a young matador. In the week of drinking, bullfighting and jealousy that follows, friendships will be upended and hopes for loved dashed.

Hemingway’s breakthrough novel is adapted by the BBC’s Kate McAll, previously commissioned by LATW to adapt A Room With A View, Daniel Deronda, Frankenstein and The Murder on the Links.

THE JAMES BRIDGES THEATER/UCLA

Friday, April 22, 2022 — 8PM
Saturday, April 23, 2022 — 3PM & 8PM
Sunday, April 24, 2022 — 4PM

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Once Upon a Time in Nazi Occupied Tunisia

By: Josh Azouz
Directed by: To Be Announced
Starring: To Be Announced

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U.S. Premiere

4 Performances: May 20-22, 2022

A vivid, brutally comic and heartbreaking new play by Josh Azouz. Four months into the Nazi occupation of Tunisia, two couples — one Muslim and one Jewish — are trying to survive war and marriage, and save themselves from a Nazi named Grandma.

THE JAMES BRIDGES THEATER/UCLA

Friday, May 20, 2022 — 8PM
Saturday, May 20, 2022 — 3PM & 8PM
Sunday, May 20, 2022 — 4PM

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

By: Tom Stoppard
Directed by: To Be Announced
Starring: To Be Announced

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4 Performances: June 24-26, 2022

While attempting to discover the roots of Hamlet’s unhappiness, two courtiers go on a journey to plumb the depths of the universe’s mysteries. Stoppard’s wildly inventive, Tony® Award-winning first play takes us through a tilted version of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy while casting new light on questions of fate, mortality and the meaning of existence.

THE JAMES BRIDGES THEATER/UCLA

Friday, June 24, 2022 — 8PM
Saturday, June 25, 2022 — 3PM & 8PM
Sunday, June 26, 2022 — 4PM

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