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The Crucible

By Arthur Miller
Narrated by Irene Aranga, Rene Auberjonois, Ed Begley Jr., Georgia Brown, Jack Coleman, Bud Cort, Richard Dreyfuss, Judyann Elder, Hector Elizondo, Fionnula Flanagan, Ann Hearne, Carol Kane, Stacy Keach, Anna Sophie Loewenberg, Marian Mercer, Franklyn Seales, Madolyn Smith, Joe Spano & Michael York /  1 hour 58 minutes

Richard Dreyfuss and Stacy Keach star in this full-cast performance of Arthur Miller’s classic The Crucible, a central work in the canon of American drama.

In the rigid theocracy of Salem, Massachusetts, rumors that women are practicing witchcraft galvanize the town. In a searing portrait of a community engulfed by panic - with ruthless... Read More »

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Oedipus the King

By Sophocles
Narrated by Francis Guinan, Charles Kimbrough, Harry J. Lennix, Spencer Garrett, Rod McLachlan, Carolyn Seymour & W. Morgan Sheppard /  1 hour 47 minutes

One of the first and greatest of all Greek tragedies, Harry Lennix stars as Oedipus, the king who unwittingly kills his father and marries his mother.

Includes a Q & A session with translator and director Nicholas Rudall.

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Spencer Garrett as Shepard and Chorus
Francis Guinan as Messenger and... Read More »

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The Grapes of Wrath

By John Steinbeck
Narrated by Emily Bergl, Mike Buie, Daniel Chacon, Maurice Chasse, Shannon Cochran, Trista Delamere, Jeffrey Donovan, Francis Guinan, Shirley Knight, Charlie Matthes, Rod McLachlan, Bob Pescovitz, Joel Rafael, Stephen Ramsey, Nick Sadler, Andy Taylor, Todd Waring, Fredd Wayne, Michael Weston & Kate Williamson /  1 hour 58 minutes

A heart-wrenching full-cast adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by John Steinbeck, starring Jeffrey Donovan and Shirley Knight. Set during the Great Depression, The Grapes of Wrath tells the powerful story of the Joad family’s trek from the dust bowl of Oklahoma to the promise of a new life in California. But what they find... Read More »

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Barefoot in the Park

By Neil Simon
Narrated by Norman Aronovic, Laura Linney, J. Fred Shiffman, Judy Simmons & Eric Stoltz /  1 hour 42 minutes

A brand-new lawyer and his bride have returned from their honeymoon and are moving into a new apartment. Once there, they find the place is bare of furniture, the paint job is wrong, the skylight leaks and wacky neighbors keep popping up! A classic!

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Twelve Angry Men

By Reginald Rose
Narrated by Dan Castellaneta, Jeffrey Donovan, Hector Elizondo, Robert Foxworth, James Gleason, Kevin Kilner, Richard Kind, Alan Mandell, Rob Nagle, Armin Shimerman, Joe Spano & Steve Vinovich /  1 hour 26 minutes

Over the course of a steamy and tense afternoon, twelve jurors deliberate the fate of a 19-year-old alleged to have murdered his own father. A seemingly open and shut case turns complicated, igniting passions and hidden prejudices.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring:
Dan Castellaneta as Juror #5
Jeffrey Donovan as Juror #8
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August: Osage County

By Tracy Letts
Narrated by Tara Lynne Barr, Shannon Cochran, Rosemarie DeWitt, Deanna Dunagan, Kimberly Guerrero, Francis Guinan, Scott Jaeck, Ron Livingston, Robert Maffia, Mariann Mayberry, Robert Pine, Rondi Reed & David Warshofsky /  2 hours 44 minutes

Winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Play, Tracy Letts' darkly comic epic offers a painfully funny look at a family struggling in the desolate heart of America.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast recording, featuring members of the original Steppenwolf Theatre and Broadway productions: Tara Lynne Barr, Shannon Cochran, Deanna... Read More »

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A View from the Bridge

By Arthur Miller
Narrated by Charles Cioffi, Harry Hamlin, Jamie Hanes, Mary McDonnell, Peter Morse, Ed O'Neill, Amy Pietz & Don Tieri /  1 hour 40 minutes

Italian-American immigrant life in the 1950’s textures this searing drama of love and revenge. Longshoreman Eddie Carbone is devoted to his wife, Beatrice and to his niece, Catherine. When Beatrice’s impoverished Sicilian cousins enter the U.S. illegally, in hope of finding work, Eddie gives them a helping hand. But when Catherine and one of the... Read More »

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A Doll House

By Henrik Ibsen
Narrated by Tony Abatemarco, Tim DeKay, Jeannie Elias, Calista Flockhart, Gregory Itzin & JoBeth Williams /  2 hours 10 minutes

Nora Helmer has everything a young housewife could want: beautiful children, an adoring husband, and a bright future. But when a carelessly buried secret rises from the past, Nora’s well-calibrated domestic ideal starts to crumble. Ibsen’s play is as fresh today as it was when it first stormed the stages of 19th-century Europe.

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Arcadia

By Tom Stoppard
Narrated by Kate Burton, Mark Capri, Jennifer Dundas, Gregory Itzin, David Manis, Christopher Neame, Peter Paige, Darren Richardson, Kate Steele, Serena Scott Thomas & Douglas Weston /  2 hours 57 minutes

Tom Stoppard’s “Arcadia” merges science with human concerns and ideals, examining the universe’s influence in our everyday lives and ultimate fates through relationship between past and present, order and disorder and the certainty of knowledge. Set in an English country house in the year 1809-1812 and 1989, the play examines the lives of two... Read More »

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The War of the Worlds

By H.G. Wells
Narrated by John de Lancie, Meagan Fay, Jerry Hardin, Gates McFadden, Leonard Nimoy, Daryl Schultz, Armin Shimerman, Brent Spiner, Tom Virtue & Wil Wheaton /  1 hour 17 minutes

Join actors from Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation as they recreate this classic radio thriller. The breathless pace and convincing details make it clear why the 1938 broadcast of an "eyewitness report" of an invasion from Mars caused a nationwide panic. Originally directed by Orson Welles and performed by his Mercury Theatre of the... Read More »

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Narrated by Geoffrey Arend, Wilson Bethel, Seamus Dever, Sarah Drew, Henri Lubatti, James Marsters, Christopher Neame, Moira Quirk & Darren Richardson /  1 hour 53 minutes

Did a supernatural hound cause the death of Sir Charles Baskerville? Or is the famous Baskerville curse simply a cover for more sinister goings on? The redoubtable Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson face danger in an old mansion and on the moors in this rollicking stage adaptation of Doyle’s classic adventure.

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All My Sons

By Arthur Miller
Narrated by James Farentino, Arye Gross, Julie Harris, Mitchell Hebert, Naomi Jacobson, Barbara Klein, Paul Morella, Michaeleen O'Neil, Nathan Taylor & Jerry Whiddon /  1 hour 54 minutes

World War II is over and a family, mourning a son missing in action, plants a memorial tree and tries to go on with their lives. A storm blows down the tree and a devastating family secret is uprooted, setting the characters on a terrifying journey towards truth. Based upon a true story, All My Son is a classic drama by one of America’s greatest... Read More »

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Antigone

By Jean Anouilh
Narrated by Jordan Bridges, Dominic Fumusa, Francis Guinan, Alan Mandell, Elizabeth Marvel, Alley Mills, Mandy Siegfried & John Hansen /  1 hour 49 minutes

The body of Polynices, Antigone's brother, has been ordered to remain unburied by Creon, the new king of Thebes. Antigone's faithfulness to her dead brother and his proper burial, and her defiance of the dictator Creon, seals her fate. Originally produced in Paris during the Nazi occupation, Anouilh's Antigone was seen by the French as theatre... Read More »

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The Scarlet Letter

By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Narrated by Shirley Anderson, David Catlin, Raymond Fox, Joy Gregory, Michael Lapthorn, Heidi Stillman & Andrew White /  1 hour 20 minutes

A full-cast dramatization of Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic masterpiece. The Scarlet Letter is set in 17th century Salem, Massachusetts, and concerns the public condemnation of Hester Prynne, who bears an illegitimate child. However, the story is not about adultery, nor is it specifically about sin. Rather it traces the effect of actual and... Read More »

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Glengarry Glen Ross

By David Mamet
Narrated by Gordon Clapp, Kyle Colerider-Krugh, Richard Dreyfuss, John Getz, Joe Mantegna, Richard Schiff & Josh Stamberg /  1 hour 22 minutes

A group of low-ranking real estate salesmen are trying to survive in a cut-throat office culture. But when two of them devise a plot to redress the company’s wrongs, the resulting turmoil increases the pressure to unbearable levels.

A 1984 Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring:

Joe Mantegna as Ricky... Read More »

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A Lesson Before Dying

By Romulus Linney
Narrated by Rick Foucheux, Keith Glover, Jamahl Marsh, Linda Powell, Jefferson A. Russell, Jerry Whiddon & Beatrice Winde /  1 hour 23 minutes

Based on Ernest J. Gaines’ National Book Critics Circle Award-winning novel, A Lesson Before Dying is set in a small Louisiana Cajun community in the late 1940’s. Jefferson, a young illiterate black man, is falsely convicted of murder and is sentenced to death. Grant Wiggins, the plantation schoolteacher, agrees to talk with the condemned man.... Read More »

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The Motherfucker with the Hat

By Stephen Adly Guirgis
Narrated by Bobby Cannavale, Chris Rock, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Annabella Sciorra & Yul Vazquez /  1 hour 32 minutes

Addiction, pain, and explosive tempers are not exactly what you’d call the ingredients for a side-splitting comedy. Yet Stephen Adly Guirgis has created a profane, hilarious masterpiece that earned a “hatful” of theatrical accolades in 2011, including a Drama Desk award for Outstanding Actor in a Play for Bobby Cannavale. Stars the original... Read More »

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M. Butterfly

By David Henry Hwang
Narrated by Margaret Cho, David Dukes, Joanna Frank, Arye Gross, Kathryn Layng, John Lithgow & B.D. Wong /  1 hour 51 minutes

John Lithgow and B. D. Wong recreate their original roles from the Tony Award-winning production of M. Butterfly. Inspired by an actual espionage scandal, a French diplomat discovers the startling truth about his Chinese mistress.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance starring John Lithgow and B.D. Wong alongside Margaret Cho, David Dukes,... Read More »

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The Code of the Woosters

By P.G. Wodehouse
Narrated by Rosalind Ayres, Patrice Egleston, Martin Jarvis, Kelly Nespor, Kenneth J. Northcott, Henry M. Odum, Mark Richard, Nicolas Sandys & Thomas M Shea /  1 hour 58 minutes

In the best known of the Bertie and Jeeves series, Bertie's aunt pressures him to steal a silver creamer, and he nearly gets lynched, arrested and engaged by mistake. As always, Jeeves is on hand with a last-minute brainstorm to set everything straight.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Rosalind Ayres, Patrice Egleston, Martin... Read More »

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