Brendon Fox directs the work which plays as part of the radio theatre series "The Play's The Thing" featuring live performances at the Skirball Cultural Center and will be recorded for future radio broadcast.
Garr ("Close Encounters of the Third Kind") plays the matriarch to Heche ("Donnie Brasco," "Nip/Tuck") and opposite Sisto ("Clueless," "Six Feet Under") in the work about a soldier who "carries sweets instead of ammunition" and the "young woman who unexpectedly gives him refuge."
Television actors Michael Winters ("Gilmore Girls"), Al Espinoza ("House"), Sarah Rafferty ("8 Simple Rules") and Jason Kravits ("The Practice") fill out the rest of the cast of Arms and the Man.
Garr is known for her Academy Award-nominated turn in the film "Tootsie" and for her starring role in "Young Frankenstein." Garr has also authored the book "Speedbumps: Flooring It Through Hollywood" about her Hollywood "gypsy" upbringing, running around with Elvis and The Beatles and musings on movies, men, motherhood and MS (of which she suffers).
Heche has appeared on the Broadway stage in Twentieth Century and Proof. Sisto has played on Los Angeles stages in Take Me Out (Geffen Playhouse) and (Dead End - Center Theatre Group). Both actors have previously appeared at L.A.T.W. in Adam's Rib and The Credeaux Canvas, respectively, and opposite one another in Proof. The 31st season at L.A.T.W. continues with The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial (March 1-5), Romance (April 5-9), Fired Again (May 3-7), The Real Dr. Strangelove (June 7-11) and another work to be announced (July 12-16).
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 in bookstores, libraries, through their catalog, digitally on audible.com and on the L.A. Theatre Works 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.