Part of the company's "The Play's The Thing" radio theatre series, performances will run through April 15 at the Skirball Cultural Center. Shows are performed live and recorded for future broadcast.
The Man Who Had All The Luck follows the "young David Beeves [who] seems to get everything his heart desires," according to show materials. "But David's good fortune merely serves to heighten the tragedies of those around him, offering evidence of a capricious god or, worse, a godless, arbitrary universe. David's journey toward fulfillment becomes a nightmare of existential doubts, a desperate grasp for reason in a cosmos seemingly devoid of any, and a struggle that will take him to the brink of madness."
Michael Hackett directs a cast that includes Smith along with Emily Bergl (The Rivals, A Touch of the Poet), James Gammon (Buried Child), Kevin Chamberlin (Dirty Blonde, Seussical ), Tegan West, Tim DeKay, Russell Soder, Graham Hamilton, Tom McGowan and Lee Garlington.
The 2006-07 "Voices from the Edge" season line-up will continue with Charles Busch's The Tale of the Allergist's Wife (May 16-20); Melinda Lopez's Sonia Flew (June 13-17); and the recently added run of Neil Simon's Biloxi Blues (July 11-15).
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 www.latw.org.