Part of the radio theater series "The Play’s The Thing," the live performances at the Skirball Cultural Center will be recorded for future radio broadcast. Brendon Fox directs. Bougere (A Raisin in the Sun), Davis (La Cage aux Folles, "The Nanny") and Letscher (The Rivals, "Joey") take on the male trio in the Penhall work about a troubled young black man being cared for, and argued over, by a novice doctor and a supervising psychiatrist for 24 hours at a hospital in London.
The work garnered the 2001 Olivier Award for Best New Play for its world premiere run at the Royal National Theatre in 2000. It then played Off-Broadway in 2002 at the Atlantic Theatre Company.
Blue/Orange closes out the 30th year anniversary season for the California company which also included Fabulation, Becket or The Honor of God, Twentieth Century, Frozen, Sixteen Wounded, Fired!, Antigone, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan and Anna in the Tropics.
L.A.T.W.'s nationally syndicated radio show "The Play's The Thing" series is performed live at the Skirball Cultural Center. All performances are recorded for future broadcast to cities including Boston, Seattle, Santa Fe as well as on XM Satellite radio. The two-hour radio broadcasts include special backstage features and interviews with actors, playwrights, and directors. The L.A. Theatre Works Audio Theatre Collection is available on the company's website.
For tickets to any of "The Play's The Thing" series productions at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard, in L.A., CA, call the L.A. Theatre Works' Box Office at (310) 827-0889. For more information, visit www.latw.org.