Part of the company's "The Play's The Thing" radio theatre series, performances play Jan. 16-20, 2008, at the Skirball Cultural Center and are recorded for future broadcast.
Asner ("Lou Grant") and Schiff ("The West Wing") will star in the work set in the "high stakes world of cancer research," according to a release. "Medical researcher Dr. William Shumway has just made a stunning breakthrough. But is it really the long sought cure for cancer? Despite the young scientist's reservations, a senior mentor pressures him to trumpet his findings to the world."
The season (subject to change) will continue with Jon Robin Baitz's The Paris Letter (Feb. 20-24, 2008), Geoffrey Cowan and Leroy Aarons' Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers (March 12-16, 2008), Julie Marie Myatt's Boats on a River (April 9-13, 2008), Noël Coward's Tonight at 8:30 (May 12-18, 2008), Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke (June 18-22, 2008) and Neil Simon's Broadway Bound (July 9-13, 2008).
LATW's nationally syndicated radio show "The Play's The Thing" series can be heard in cities across the country, including Boston, Seattle, Albuquerque 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 in book stores, libraries, through their catalog or digitally on audible.com, the L.A. Theatre Works website and iTunes.
For tickets to any of "The Play's The Thing" productions at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard, call the L.A. Theatre Works box office at (310) 827-0889. For more information visit latw.org.