LOS ANGELES: L.A. Theatre Works has announced its 2016-17 season, featuring seven productions that will be recorded. The plays will be performed in front of lives audiences at the James Bridges Theatre on the University of California—Los Angeles campus, and will be available for future radio broadcast, CD distribution, digital download, and online streaming.
The season will begin with Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus (Sept. 22-25), about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his nemesis Antonio Salieri. Rosalind Ayres will direct.
Next will be Eclipsed (Oct. 27-30), by Danai Gurira, about captive wives of a Liberian warlord as they struggle for survival during a civil war.
Following will be The Assembled Parties (Nov. 17-20), by Richard Greenberg, about a well-to-do Manhattan family moving into the world of the 21st century.
The season will continue with the Los Angeles premiere of Seven (Jan. 26-29, 2017), a collaboration between Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margraff, Anna Deavere Smith and Susan Yankowitz. The play tells inspiring stories of overcoming adversity to effect real change in the lives of women around the world.
Next up will be the American premiere of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Jefferson’s Garden (March 27-30, 2017), about Thomas Jefferson and his struggle to choose between liberty and his religious beliefs. Kate McAll will direct.
Following will be Act One (April 27-30, 2017), written by James Lapine from Moss Hart’s autobiography about his life and career in the theatre. Christopher Hart, Moss’ son, will direct.
The season will conclude with the world premiere of The Tug of War (May 25-28, 2017), by David Rambo, about President John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert coming to grips with possibility of World War III after the Cuban Missile Crisis. Martin Jarvis will direct.
L.A. Theatre Works, founded in 1984, presents classic and contemporary plays and shares its work around the globe with audio recordings.