Recount: The Best Man, Featuring Fred Thompson, Rescheduled for Nov. 10

News   Recount: The Best Man, Featuring Fred Thompson, Rescheduled for Nov. 10
Due to a programming error, the Los Angeles Theatre Works' "The Play's the Thing" production of Gore Vidal's The Best Man — featuring Senator Fred Thompson and Marsha Mason — has been rescheduled.

The radio theatre series airs locally in Los Angeles Saturday nights from 10 PM-midnight on 89.3 FM KPCC Southern California Public Radio.

"KPCC inadvertently aired The Best Man last Saturday night [Nov. 3] instead of the The Real Dr. Strangelove which had been scheduled," reads a release. The radio station will now pre-empt the regularly-scheduled program to air The Best Man 8-10 PM on Nov. 10.

The program also features an extended 2002 interview with stars Thompson and Mason, who discuss "the dynamics of Washington politics and grass-roots activism." That half-hour chat will begin at 10 PM. The Real Dr. Strangelove will then follow starting at 10:30 PM (all times PT). Both programs will also be available for streaming at following the broadcast (through Nov. 17).


The Best Man, according to press notes, is "an incisive, dark political satire about two presidential contenders seeking the endorsement of an aging ex-president at any cost. With delightful cynicism, playwright Gore Vidal explores how personal agendas can ultimately change the course of a nation's destiny." 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, the L.A. Theatre Works website and iTunes.

"The Play's The Thing" productions perform at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard. For more information visit

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