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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 2017/2018 Live Performances


I Love Lucy: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom

July 12, 2018 - July 15, 2018
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The hilarious true story behind America’s most beloved TV comedy.

The onscreen pairing of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz is at the heart of one of the most popular TV shows in history. Who would have thought that to get on the air they had to battle both a network and a sponsor who thought the show couldn't possibly succeed?


Thursday, July 12, 2018 — 8PM
Friday, July 13, 2018 — 8PM
Saturday, July 14, 2018 — 3PM & 8PM
Sunday, July 15, 2018 — 4PM

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Previously this Season

Watch on the Rhine

Watch on the Rhine

October 12, 2017 - October 15, 2017
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In this riveting political drama, Sara, along with her German husband, Kurt, returns to the opulent Washington DC mansion of her mother Fanny after years away in Europe. With Hitler and Mussolini assuming full power, Kurt finds himself blackmailed for his anti-Fascist activities as the conflict in Europe crosses the hearth of this tranquil home.

Between Riverside and Crazy

Between Riverside and Crazy

November 16, 2017 - November 19, 2017
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From the side-splitting author of The Motherf**ker with the Hat comes this darkly comic drama. After his wife’s death, retired cop Walter ‘Pops’ Washington has made a home for his ex-felon son in his sprawling, rent-controlled, Riverside Drive apartment. Will a long-simmering feud with the NYPD cause him to lose his home and the family he’s built there? 

Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Recorded before an audience at UCLA’s James Bridges Theater in November 2017.

Goodbye Girl Key Art

The Goodbye Girl

January 25, 2018 - January 28, 2018
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In this unique audio adaptation of Neil Simon’s screenplay, Paula McFadden’s a down-on-her-luck actress who’s forced to take in a new roommate – the eccentric, noisy, and generally unpleasant Elliot Garfield – who also happens to be an actor. As their careers and finances hit new lows, their reluctant partnership threatens to turn into something neither one wants. 


Daniel Deronda

March 15, 2018 - March 18, 2018
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Scornful of men and the love they profess for her, Gwendolen Harleth is a beautiful but spoiled young woman, frustrated by her limited options in Victorian England. Daniel Deronda is an intelligent, handsome young man who has been raised by his guardian, Sir Hugo Mallinger, but knows nothing of his true origins. Deronda’s search leads him into the world of 19th-century Zionism, a discovery that will alter the course of his life. An original L.A. Theatre Works commission, adapted and directed by Kate McAll.

Daniel Deronda cover image by Silent Shutter Photography for Topsy Turvy Design.  

Disgraced Key Art


April 19, 2018 - April 22, 2018
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"Taut, engrossing and powerful." — The Guardian

Amir has left his Pakistani heritage behind in an attempt to make partner at his corporate law firm, but his wife, Emily (Emily Swallow) doesn’t share his negative feelings about Islam—she has encouraged Amir to help with the case of a controversial imam. When they throw a dinner party for Amir’s colleague Jory and her husband Isaac, the hard truths revealed lead to the unraveling of their carefully constructed lives.

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May 17, 2018 - May 20, 2018
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"A demand for accountability—and a cry for sanity." — The Washington Post

In April of 2010, British Petroleum gave orders to speed up production on its colossal drilling rig, the Deepwater Horizon. Despite the objections of many on the rig, safety measures were ignored or overlooked. On April 20th, the Deepwater Horizon exploded. Eleven men paid the ultimate price and countless thousands who call the Gulf Coast home found their lives irrevocably altered.

Spill is part of our Relativity Series, presented with major funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, enhancing public understanding of Science and Technology in the modern world.


Thursday, May 17, 2018 — 8PM
Friday, May 18, 2018 — 8PM
Saturday, May 19, 2018 — 3PM & 8PM
Sunday, May 20, 2018 — 4PM

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