LA Theatreworks

Friday 9-11pm

Compelling Stories. Inspiring Playwrights. Headline Actors.

June 6 & 13

“Arcadia” by Tom Stoppard

directed by John Rubinstein, and starring Kate Burton, Gregory Itzin, Peter Paige

Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia examines the relationship between past and present, order and disorder, and the certainty of knowledge. Set in an English country house in the years 1809-1812 and 1989, the play contrasts the lives of two modern scholars and the house's current residents with the lives of those who lived there 180 years earlier.

June 13

9pm: conclusion of "Arcadia"

10pm: “The Unexpected Man” by Yasmina Reza

translated by Christopher Hampton, directed by Gordon House,

and starring David Suchet, Harriet Walter

Two strangers share a train compartment – each privately longing for connection with the other. In Yasmina Reza’s The Unexpected Man, we listen in on the interior monologues that power our assumptions about ourselves and others … and the battles we fight to bring our real voices to the surface.

June 20

“RFK: The Journey to Justice” by: Murray Horwitz and Jonathan Estrin, directed by John Rubinstein, and starring Philip Casnoff, Henry Clarke, Kevin Daniels

In this L.A. Theatre Works original production, the reluctant scion of an American political dynasty is forced to confront his country’s most explosive social issue. And when he becomes a bold advocate for change, he must quell a rising tide of discontent.

June 27

9pm: “The Other Place” by Sharr White

directed by Rosalind Ayres, and starring Calista Flockhart, Gregory Harrison

In this psychological thriller, a brilliant researcher fears she’s losing her mind – and her husband. Is it the onset of an undetected illness? Or have years of guilt over her runaway daughter begun to take their toll?

10pm: “Secret Order” by Bob Clyman

directed by Gordon House, and starring Will McCormack, Richard Schiff, George Segal

The story of a young biochemist who believes he may have discovered the cure for cancer. Under the tutelage of an arrogant and influential mentor, he rushes to release his findings – only to find himself at odds with his data and his conscience.

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1:42pm

Wed April 16, 2014
LA Theatre Works 4/18 at 9pm

"Abundance" by Beth Henley ~ LA Theatre Works 4/18

“Abundance” by Beth Henley, directed by Gordon House, starring Ed Begley Jr., Gary Cole, Amy Madigan, Steven Weber, and JoBeth Williams.  In the late 1860s, two mail-order brides are preparing to be married off to two very different men.  And as they set out together into the wilds of the Wyoming Territory, their lives become intertwined … for better and for worse.  Full L.A. Theatre Works info here Friday, 4/18/14 at 9pm.

8:13am

Sat April 5, 2014
4/11/14 ~ 9-11pm

LA Theatreworks

“The Ruby Sunrise” by Rinne Groff, directed by Brendon Fox, and starring Elisabeth Moss, Jason Ritter, and Henry Winkler.  In 1927, a young inventor on an Indiana farm dreams that television has the potential to change the world for the better. But in the 1950’s, how has her dream been distorted by the pressures of advertisers and the Communist witch hunts?

12:20pm

Wed April 2, 2014
4/4/14 ~ 9-11pm

New on Friday nights: L.A. Theatre Works

This week:  “Chavez Ravine” – The controversial history of Chavez Ravine, the immigrant community that once existed on the site that is now Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, is explored with humor, brutal honesty, and pulse-racing music by the nation’s premier Chicano/Latino theatre troupe, Culture Clash.