Saturday, October 20, 2018
By: Leigh Fondakowski
Directed by: Martin Jarvis
Cast: Jame Kaczmarek, James Morrison, Darren Richardson
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. An L.A. Theatre Works broadcast premiere.
I Love Lucy: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom
Saturday, October 27, 2018
By: Gregg Oppenheimer Starring Oscar Nuñez,
Directed by: Michael Hackett
Cast: Oscar Nuñez, Sarah Drew, Seamus Dever, Matthew Floyd Miller
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? Playwright Gregg Oppenheimer – son of I Love Lucy’s creator Jess Oppenheimer – spins the hilarious true story behind America’s beloved TV comedy. An L.A. Theatre Works broadcast premiere.
Speed the Plow
Saturday, November 3, 2018
By: David Mamet
Directed by: Andrew Robinson
Cast: Jeff Goldblum, Adam Arkin, Dina Waters
LATW kicks off California Month with David Mamet’s satire of the American movie business. Jaded Hollywood producer Bobby Gould has spent a career reaping what others sow, until the night he’s forced to choose between his loyal friend’s sure-fire hit and a beautiful girl’s art-house project. During a wicked evening of seduction and manipulation, Bobby discovers that the power he exerts is more elusive than it seems. Includes an interview with Jeff Goldblum and Adam Arkin.
The Waldorf Conference
Saturday, November 10, 2018
By: Nat Segaloff, Daniel M. Kimmel and Arnie Reisman
Directed by: John de Lancie
Cast: Edward Asner, Charles Durning, Ron Rifkin
LATW continues California Month with a dark chapter in Hollywood history. On November 24, 1947, the most powerful men in American film met in New York’s plush Waldorf-Astoria Hotel to decide how to address the Communist witch hunt being carried out by the House Un-American Activities Committee. Twenty-four hours later they emerged having created the Hollywood Blacklist. The Waldorf Conference by Nat Segaloff, Daniel M. Kimmel and Arnie Reisman dramatically speculates on what went on in that room.
Saturday, November 17, 2018
By: Neil Simon
Directed by: Gwenn Victor
Cast: Dennis Boutsikaris, Bruce Davison, Marsha Mason, Amy Pietz
California Month’s next stop is Beverly Hills, in Neil Simon’s four-part comedy confection. Four couples arrive, in turn, from London, Philadelphia, Chicago and New York and separately inhabit a hotel suite, bringing along their problems, anxieties, and comical marital dilemmas.