Eric Simonson stages the west coast premiere of the work, playing through Oct. 15, that he co-wrote with Jeffrey Hatcher for the California company's "The Play's The Thing" radio theater series which is performed live and recorded for future broadcast.
Foxworth (known for his work in Twelve Angry Men, "Six Feet Under," Judgment at Nuremberg, Honour, Ivanov "Falcon Crest" and "Syriana") and Brenneman (LATW's Top Girls, Desire Under the Elms, "Judging Amy," "Your Friends and Neighbors") lead the cast that also features Jim Beaver, Chris Butler, Matthew Patrick Davis, Sean Dougherty, Charles Janasz, Kathryn Meisle, Kali Rocha and Raphael Sbarge.
Work Song offers a "view of one of the great architects of the modern era," as a release states. The scribes "explore tensions between the masterful Wright and his tempestuous relationships. How did Wright's art continue to thrive amid so much personal chaos?"
The 2006-07 "Voices from the Edge" season lineup will continue with Stephen Adly Guirgis' Jesus Hopped the "A" Train (Nov. 8-12), Peter Oswald's new translation of the Frederick von Schiller classic Mary Stuart (Dec. 13-17), Two Cities, Two Voices — a double bill of Roger Guenveur Smith's The Watts Towers Project and Adriana Sevan's Taking Flight — (Jan. 17-21, 2007), Charles Busch's The Tale of the Allergist's Wife starring Marsha Mason, Tony Roberts and Jobeth Williams (Feb. 7-11, 2007), Rinne Groff's The Ruby Sunrise starring Lili Taylor, Adam Arkin and Harriet Sansom Harris (March 14-18, 2007), Arthur Miller's The Man Who Had All The Luck with Kurtwood Smith (April 11-15, 2007), Keith Bunin's The Busy World is Hushed starring Jill Clayburgh and members from the original Off-Broadway cast (May 16-20, 2007), Melinda Lopez.'s Sonia Flew with Hector Elizondo and Phillip Casnoff (June 13-17, 2007) and one last presentation, scheduled for a July 11-15 run, yet to be announced.
LATW's nationally syndicated radio show "The Play's The Thing" series is 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 bookstores, 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" 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.