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audio The Chicago Conspiracy Trial

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

Reality is stranger than fiction when seven 1960’s radicals refuse to behave in Judge Julius Hoffman’s courtroom. Based on actual trial transcripts and starring a cast of top Chicago actors, this play centers on events following the protests and riots during the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Tom Amandes, George Czarnecki, Christine Dunford, Richard Fire, Kevin Gudahl, Gary Houston, Tony Mockus, George Murdock, Mike Nussbaum, Peggy Roeder, David Schwimmer, Jeff Still, Ron West, Ed Wheeler and Andrew White.

Featuring: Tom Amandes, George Czarnecki, Christine Dunford, Richard Fire, Kevin Gudahl, Gary Houston, Tony Mockus, George Murdock, Mike Nussbaum, Peggy Roeder, David Schwimmer, Jeff Still, Ron West, Ed Wheeler, Andrew White

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Tom Amandes, George Czarnecki, Christine Dunford, Richard Fire, Kevin Gudahl, Gary Houston, Tony Mockus, George Murdock, Mike Nussbaum, Peggy Roeder, David Schwimmer, Jeff Still, Ron West, Ed Wheeler and Andrew White.

Featuring: Tom Amandes, George Czarnecki, Christine Dunford, Richard Fire, Kevin Gudahl, Gary Houston, Tony Mockus, George Murdock, Mike Nussbaum, Peggy Roeder, David Schwimmer, Jeff Still, Ron West, Ed Wheeler, Andrew White

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Tom Amandes, George Czarnecki, Christine Dunford, Richard Fire, Kevin Gudahl, Gary Houston, Tony Mockus, George Murdock, Mike Nussbaum, Peggy Roeder, David Schwimmer, Jeff Still, Ron West, Ed Wheeler and Andrew White.

Featuring: Tom Amandes, George Czarnecki, Christine Dunford, Richard Fire, Kevin Gudahl, Gary Houston, Tony Mockus, George Murdock, Mike Nussbaum, Peggy Roeder, David Schwimmer, Jeff Still, Ron West, Ed Wheeler, Andrew White

audio The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

The Scopes Trial, over the right to teach evolution in public schools, reaffirmed the importance of intellectual freedom as codified in the Bill of Rights. The trial, in a small-town Tennessee courtroom in 1925, set the stage for ongoing debates over the separation of Church and State in a democratic society - debates that continue to this day.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Edward Asner, Bill Brochtrup, Kyle Colerider-Krugh, Matthew Patrick Davis, John de Lancie, James Gleason, Harry Groener, Jerry Hardin, Geoffrey Lower, Marnie Mosiman and Kenneth Alan Williams.

The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to enhance public understanding of science and technology in the modern world.

Featuring: Edward Asner, Bill Brochtrup, Kyle Colerider-Krugh, Matthew Patrick Davis, John de Lancie, James Gleason, Harry Groener, Jerry Hardin, Geoffrey Lower, Marnie Mosiman, Kenneth Alan Williams

audio In the Name of Security

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

The Trial of Alger Hiss, The Trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, The Case of J. Robert Oppenheimer. At the height of the cold War, American democracy was challenged by the anti-Communist atmosphere of the McCarthy era. In the Name of Security re-opens three famous spy cases that rocked America between 1948 and 1954: Alger Hiss, Julius & Ethel Rosenberg, and J. Robert Oppenheimer. Each hour-long program combines dramatic re-enactments based on original trial transcripts, archival material, new evidence, the latest assessments of American historians and scientists, and the commentaries of relatives and friends of the accused.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring John de Lancie, William Frankfather, Arthur Hanket, Ella Joyce, Richard Hoyt Miller, David Hyde Pierce, Amy Pietz, Tom Virtue and Alan Wilder,

Featuring: John de Lancie, William Frankfather, Arthur Hanket, Ella Joyce, Richard Hoyt Miller, David Hyde Pierce, Amy Pietz, Tom Virtue, Alan Wilder

audio The Real Dr. Strangelove

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

The birth of Armageddon. The first H-bomb detonates and the proud father is Edward Teller. But he's on a collision course with Robert Oppenheimer, the inventor of the bomb that obliterated Hiroshima. Now Oppenheimer has turned pacifist and the government will stop at nothing to "neutralize" him. And Teller is their star witness!

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Jordan Baker, Corey Brill, John de Lancie, Reed Diamond, J. Michael Flynn, Raphael Sbarge, Joe Spano, Matt St. James, Simon Templeman, Granville Van Dusen, Geoffrey Wade and Margaret Welsh.

The Real Dr. Strangelove is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to enhance public understanding of science and technology in the modern world.

Featuring: Jordan Baker, Corey Brill, John de Lancie, Reed Diamond, J. Michael Flynn, Raphael Sbarge, Joe Spano, Matt St. James, Simon Templeman, Granville Van Dusen, Geoffrey Wade, Margaret Welsh

Peter Goodchild (born 1939) is a British writer and television producer. He is known for several plays (including his 1958 three-act Secretary Trouble) and for his editing work on the pioneering BBC show Horizon, with which he worked from 1965 to 1975. He later produced a TV series and biography on J. Robert Oppenheimer, the American theoretical physicist who worked on the first atom bomb.