Kate Burton, Matthew Rhys and More to Open LATW's 40th Season in UNDER MILK WOOD This Fall
Opening its 40th Anniversary Season and paying homage to the great Welsh poet Dylan Thomas on the 100th anniversary of his birth, L.A. Theatre Works records his immortal "play for voices" with a distinguished cast of Welsh and Welsh-American actors. UNDER MILK WOOD runs September 18-21 at UCLA's James Bridges Theater.
Sara Sugarman directs Kate Burton (Scandal), Laura Evans (BBC's The Basil Brush Show), John Francis (Invasion Roswell), Jason Hughes (Midsomer Murders), Christopher Monger (director, The Englishman Who Went Up A Hill But Came Down A Mountain) and Matthew Rhys (The Americans) in Thomas' intensely beautiful, poignant and sublimely funny linguistic tour-de-force about the salty little fishing village of Llareggub - an enchanted spot where the wicked are forgiven and their indiscretions transformed into rich fuel for comedy.
Each performance will be recorded live in front of an audience (without sets or costumes), and the final version will air on LATW's syndicated radio theater series, broadcasting weekly on public radio stations nationwide (locally, in Southern California, on KPFK 90.7 FM) and available for streaming on demand at www.latw.org.
Thursday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 20 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 21 at 4 p.m.
All performances play the James Bridges Theater, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, 235 Charles E. Young Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (enter UCLA from Hilgard just south of Sunset Blvd.; park in Lot 3 on the lower level). For tickets and more information, call 310-827-0889 or visit www.latw.org. Tickets: $15-$60. Find LATW on Facebook: www.facebook.com/LATheatreWorks and Twitter @latheatreworks.
L.A. Theatre Works' radio theater series can be streamed on demand at www.latw.org and can be heard on the following stations (check local listings for broadcast times): KPFK 90.7 FM, Los Angeles (98.7 FM in Santa Barbara, 99.5 FM in Ridgecrest/China Lake and 93.7 FM in Rancho Bernardo/North San Diego); KALW 91.7 FM, San Francisco; KRCB 91.1 FM, Santa Rosa; KUOW 94.9 FM, Seattle; and in over 75 markets nationwide.