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Out of concern for the safety of our community, we are cancelling our scheduled live performances and National Theatre Live screenings. Click below for more important information about LATW's response to the pandemic crisis.

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.
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Previously this Season



October 4, 2019 - October 6, 2019
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A Scottish meteorologist locks horns with his American counterpart as both men try to convince General Dwight D. Eisenhower that they can accurately predict the atmospheric conditions needed to launch the greatest amphibious assault in the history of mankind - the D-Day invasion. 

Recorded before a live audience at the UCLA James Bridges Theater in October 2019.


The Hard Problem

November 15, 2019 - November 17, 2019
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Hilary believes fervently that consciousness is more than the sum of our biology. When she receives a position at a prestigious think tank, she develops a novel experiment to prove that humans are intrinsically altruistic, but the results are something she never anticipated.

Includes a post-show discussion with Mark Tramo, a neuroscientist, neurologist, and musician who is a professor in the UCLA Schools of Medicine, Music, and Letters & Science.

Recorded before a live audience at the UCLA James Bridges Theater in November 2019.   



January 24, 2020 - January 26, 2020
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"This is not a story about war. It's a story about falling in love." —Qui Nguyen

Saigon has fallen, and two Vietnamese refugees meet in an Arkansas relocation camp before setting out on a rip-roaring road trip across America. Qui Nguyen tells the hilarious and only slightly not-true version of how his parents met and built a life for themselves in a new land.

Recorded before a live audience at the UCLA James Bridges Theater in February 2020.

Original music by Shane Rettig.


Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

February 28, 2020 - March 1, 2020
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The 1815 eruption of Indonesia’s Tambora volcano had a catastrophic effect on climate around the world. In North America and Europe, the following twelve months became known as “the year without summer.” Confined indoors by the relentless rain and cold, a group of friends, including 18-year old Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and poet Lord Byron, began writing ghost stories to pass the time. Shelley’s tale “Frankenstein” remains, over 200 years later, a work of timeless imagination and power.

Includes a post-play conversation with Leslie S. Klinger, author of The New Annotated Frankenstein.

Original music by John Biddle.

Recorded before a live audience at the UCLA James Bridges Theater in February 2020.

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Women Who Made A Difference

L.A. Theatre Works celebrates the 100th Anniversary of universal suffrage with three outstanding plays about the continuing struggle for equality.

Available as MP3 digital files or CDs