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News Lili Taylor Set to Star in Updated Antigone in Los Angeles in April Lili Taylor will star in the title role of Christopher Nixon's new translation of Jean Anouilh's Antigone set to play as part of Los Angeles Theatre Works' season, April 6-10.
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Part of the radio theater series "The Play’s The Thing," the live performances at the Skirball Cultural Center will be recorded for future radio broadcast. Brendon Fox directs Antigone, Jean Anouilh's updated retelling of the Greek tragedy, which originally played in Paris during the Nazi occupation.

Actress Taylor has been seen on film in "Mystic Pizza," "I Shot Andy Warhol," "High Fidelity" and "Casa de Los Babys" as well as her recurring turn on HBO's "Six Feet Under." The actress has played on Broadway in Three Sisters and more recently Off-Broadway in The New Group's Aunt Dan and Lemon and MCC Theatre's The Dead Eye Boy. She was recently reported as being in talks to return to Broadway to star in the upcoming revival of Sam Shepard's Fool for Love.

Upcoming performances in "The Play’s the Thing" series include Arthur Miller's The Ride Down Mt. Morgan with Marsha Mason (May 11-15), Nilo Cruz's Anna in the Tropics (June 15-19) and a play to be announced (July 13-17).

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 the Playbill On-Line store at

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

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