Dramas Go Wilde as Bunbury Travels Through Albee, Bard, Williams at L.A.T.W.

News   Dramas Go Wilde as Bunbury Travels Through Albee, Bard, Williams at L.A.T.W.
"What if Romeo and Juliet had a happy ending? Or Blanche Dubois didn't go crazy? Or the Three Sisters actually made it to Moscow? poses Bunbury: A Serious Play for Trivial People which ends the Los Angeles Theatre Works' current season.

L.A.T.W. veteran Rosalind Ayres directs the Tom Jacobson work which plays July 12 16 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.

Peter Paige ("Queer As Folk") stars in the title role — inspired by Oscar Wilde's fictitious, never-seen character from The Importance of Being Earnest — in "this fast and funny farce [that] artfully turns classic literature on its head as Bunbury joins forces with Rosaline, Romeo's never-seen obsession from Romeo and Juliet." Together, the anonymous duo invade and other dramatic works — such as Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters and Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven" — to alter the literary legends.

John Vickery (The Lion King, Black Rider), Melinda Page Hamilton ("Desperate Housewives," The Royal Family) play multiple roles from the dramas in the cast that also features Orlando Seale and Andre Sogliuzzo.

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, 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.

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