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    • Please Continue

    • By: Frank Basloe
    • Narrated by: Tara Lynne Barr, Will Brittain, Jake Green, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Based on the true story of renowned social psychologist Stanley Milgram, Please Continue recounts the infamous obedience experiments at Yale in the 1960s. In that study, participants were asked to administer strong electric shocks to a subject who gave the wrong answer to a question, not knowing that the shocks were fake, and they were the real subject of the study. The play examines how the experiments gave insight into the nature of authoritarianism and individual morality.

    Regular price: $4.95

    • A Walk in the Woods

    • By: Lee Blessing
    • Narrated by: Alfred Molina, Steven Weber
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
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    An idealistic American diplomat locks horns with a mercurial Soviet negotiator during a series of conversations in the woods outside Geneva. As their mutual friendship and understanding deepens, an awareness that their work may ultimately be pointless casts a shadow over their hopes to achieve a lasting peace. 

    Regular price: $4.95

    • How I Learned to Drive

    • By: Paula Vogel
    • Narrated by: Glenne Headly, Randall Arney, Joy Gregory, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Balmy evenings in rural Maryland are fraught with danger, and seductions can happen anywhere from a river bank to the front seat of a car, where a young self-conscious girl is learning to drive. To Li'l Bit, the radio is the most important part of the car, but the pop music of the 50's can never quite drown out the harrowing images in her mind.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging. Provocative. Comical

    • By EAlex on 02-28-16

    Regular price: $4.95

    • The Sisters Rosensweig

    • By: Wendy Wasserstein
    • Narrated by: Jamie Lee Curtis, JoBeth Williams, full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
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      4 out of 5 stars 35
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      4 out of 5 stars 36

    Jamie Lee Curtis and JoBeth Williams star in this delightful Broadway hit which chronicles three Jewish sisters from Brooklyn as they gather in London to celebrate a birthday.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • funny and fun

    • By Cynthia on 06-19-04

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Mastergate

    • By: Larry Gelbart
    • Narrated by: Walter Matthau, Edward Asner, Charles Durning, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    The Tony Award-winning playwright and creator of TV's MASH has fashioned a wickedly funny satire about the Iran-Contra Senate hearings and their participants. A top-notch Hollywood cast, headed by Walter Matthau, brings this scathing comedy to life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Walter Matthau Alone is Worth the Price

    • By Gretchen SLP on 08-13-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • You Never Can Tell

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: James Callis, Siobhan Hewlett, Nicholas Hormann, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    You Never Can Tell was originally born out of a bet that Shaw couldn't write a "seaside comedy" (a popular theatrical genre at that time). The result is perhaps the most surprising of Shaw's plays, complete with marital mayhem, tangled romance, and even doubtful dentistry. Despite the play's lighthearted tone, it's really another of Shaw's brilliantly observed social treatises, this time in the guise of a light comedy.

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Zoot Suit

    • By: Luis Valdez
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    In 1943, Los Angeles exploded in the infamous Zoot Suit riots, provoked by the Sleepy Lagoon murder case that railroaded young Chicano gang members who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Valdez masterfully synthesizes fact and fiction, using the case to examine Chicano Zoot Suit culture of the '40s, prejudices, the role of the media in the judicial system, and Latino family culture.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great story!

    • By Lisa Canales on 04-05-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • American Buffalo

    • By: David Mamet
    • Narrated by: Rich Hutchman, Josh Stamberg, Maurice Williams
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    David Mamet's gift for storytelling and forging poetry from both the plain-spoken and profane turns an ill-conceived scheme to steal a rare coin into a triumph of dramatic art. In a junk shop, three men of different generations plan their heist. But their fates, like the nickel's worn image of the beleaguered buffalo, may have been sealed long ago.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Josh Stamberg Shines as Teach

    • By Marc-Andre Hervieux on 03-28-19

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Hold These Truths

    • By: Jeanne Sakata
    • Narrated by: Matthew Floyd Miller, Suzy Nakamura, Matt Walker, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    During WWII in Seattle, University of Washington student Gordon Hirabayashi fights the US government's orders to forcibly remove and incarcerate all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast. As he struggles to reconcile his country's betrayal with his passionate belief in the US Constitution, Gordon begins a 50-year journey toward a greater understanding of America's triumphs - and a confrontation with its failures.

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Ceremonies in Dark Old Men

    • By: Lonne Elder III
    • Narrated by: Rocky Carroll, Brandon Dirden, Jason Dirden, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    First produced by the Negro Ensemble Company in 1969, this classic masterpiece by Academy Award nominee Lonne Elder III gives us the portrait of a Harlem family that dreams of a better life, but pursues it in tragic ways. Ceremonies opened the door for new generation of African American playwrights, August Wilson among them. NBC-TV called Elder’s dramatization of rituals "exciting drama, filled with meaningful insight and original comedy."

    Regular price: $6.95

    • King Henry IV

    • Shadow of Succession
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Harry Althaus, William Brown, Wilson Cain III, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Shakespeare's drama tells the story of a young man who can only come into his own upon his father's death and the father who longs for immortality. Using only Shakespeare's words, this adaptation tells the deeply personal story of Prince Hal's coming of age and his relationships with two father figures: the mistrustful King Henry IV and the hilarious, irrepressible Falstaff. A Court Theatre Production.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • God of Carnage

    • By: Yasmina Reza, Christopher Hampton - translation
    • Narrated by: Simon Helberg, Amy Landecker, Josh Stamberg, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    Winner of the 2009 Tony Award®, God of Carnage is a brash and hilarious exploration of human nature. After one 11-year-old is hit by another, their parents meet to find a mature resolution. As the evening wears on, the veneer of civility degenerates. What begins as protective parenting ends as an excuse to let loose the primordial beast buried in each of us.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Play is very overrated

    • By shan e. on 06-03-19

    Regular price: $4.87

    • Top Girls (Dramatized)

    • By: Caryl Churchill
    • Narrated by: Amy Brenneman, Megan Austin Oberle, Kirsten Potter, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    It's the middle of the high-flying, go-getting 80s in Maggie Thatcher's England, and Marlene has something to celebrate: she has just been made managing director of the Top Girls Employment Agency. But with no friends to speak of, and a past she'd just as soon forget, the guests at Marlene's party are a collection of famous women from history. Soon Marlene discovers that life above the glass ceiling is not all it's cracked up to be. This is a bold, searing comedy from an Olivier Award-winning playwright.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb Prduction of an Outstanding Play

    • By Duncan Murphy on 07-07-12

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The George Bernard Shaw Collection

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: Shirley Knight, Anne Heche, JoBeth Williams, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    Eight of George Bernard Shaw's most memorable plays in one splendid collection: Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Arms and the Man, Candida, The Devil’s Disciple, Major Barbara, The Doctor’s Dilemma, Misalliance, and Pygmalion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Impressive Collection of Shaw

    • By Michael on 10-04-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 8

    • By: Dustin Lance Black
    • Narrated by: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    This play is a powerful account of the case filed by the American Federation for Equal Rights (AFER) in the U.S. District Court in 2010 to overturn Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment that eliminated the rights of same-sex couples to marry in the state of California. Framed around the trial's historic closing arguments in June 2010, 8 provides an intimate look at what unfolded when the issue of same-sex marriage was on trial.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful and Educational

    • By Gretchen SLP on 05-28-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Divine Sister

    • By: Charles Busch
    • Narrated by: Emily Bergl, Charles Busch, Alison Fraser, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 12

    A crumbling convent school is on the verge of insolvency, when a young postulant begins to display strange heavenly powers. And when a dashing film executive arrives to buy the rights to her story, the Reverend Mother refuses to put profits over prayer. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hollywood Nun movies from the Drag perspective!

    • By Kindle King on 10-24-14

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Pericles, Prince of Tyre

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Phyllis Applegate, Patti Austin, David Downing, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    An audio adaptation of the classic Shakespeare drama. Pericles is at the palace of Antioch with King Antiochus to solve the riddle that will win the King’s daughter’s hand in marriage. They are surrounded by the heads of men who have died trying before him. Pericles solves the riddle, learning the terrible truth about the incestuous relationship between the Princess and the King. Pericles flees Antioch, fearing Antiochus’ wrath.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Tooth and Claw

    • L.A. Theatre Works' Relativity Series
    • By: Michael Hollinger
    • Narrated by: Jaime Alvarez, Stephanie Beatriz, Daniel Chacon, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    In an emotional ecosystem as complex as that of our planet, is life nothing more than survival of the fittest? Michael Hollinger based his probing work on the real-life giant tortoise named “Lonesome George”, and the efforts to preserve his species that threatened the livelihood of the native fishermen on the Galàpagos Islands. This play 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.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • A Lesson Before Dying

    • By: Romulus Linney
    • Narrated by: Rick Foucheux, Keith Glover, Jamahl Marsh, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    A Lesson Before Dying is set in a small Louisiana Cajun community in the late 1940s. Jefferson, a young illiterate black man, is falsely convicted of murder and is sentenced to death. Grant Wiggins, the plantation schoolteacher, agrees to talk with the condemned man. The two men forge a bond as they come to understand what it means to resist and defy one's fate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Play

    • By Kassie on 03-01-07

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Price

    • By: Arthur Miller
    • Narrated by: Richard Dreyfuss, Amy Irving, Timothy West, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Arthur Miller's deeply moving drama reunites two long-estranged middle-aged brothers. Nostalgia and recrimination erupt as they sell off an attic of furniture, their last link to a family and a world that no longer exist. This 1968 classic is a wrenching saga of plaintive gestures and missed opportunities. A BBC co-production.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great performances, not his best play

    • By Calliope on 05-09-15

    Regular price: $6.95

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