Alec Baldwin and Laura Linney will star in L.A. Theatre Works' "The Play's the Thing" live radio production of Arthur Miller's After the Fall. Directed by Richard Masur, the show will be performed five times at the Skirball Cultural Center. The dates are April 7-11 (with no performance on Sat. April 10).
All performances are recorded before a live audience for future broadcast on KCRW 89.9FM.
The production also features Gregory Itzin, Claudette Nevins, Amy Pietz, Lawrence Pressman and Kenneth Alan Williams.
After the Fall is the sixth Miller play recorded by LATW. It was commissioned by New York's Lincoln Center in 1964 and was Miller's first play in nine years. It premiered just two years after Marilyn Monroe's death and is believed to be a semiautobiographical work about Miller's marriage to the late film star.
Baldwin plays a lawyer named Quentin who becomes infatuated with a popular singer named Maggie (Linney).Baldwin recently appeared in the title role of Shakespeare's Macbeth at the New York Shakespeare Festival, directed by George Wolfe.
Linney was seen last summer on Broadway in Honour with Jane Alexander. She starred recently with Joanne Woodward in the Hallmark Hall of Fame production of "Blindspot," and will also be seen in ABC's upcoming "Love Letters."
The Skirball Center is located at 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Call (310) 827-0889.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent