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    • The Crucible

    • By: Arthur Miller
    • Narrated by: Stacy Keach, Richard Dreyfuss, Ed Begley Jr., and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 812
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 663
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 664

    In the rigid theocracy of Salem, Massachusetts, rumors that women are practicing witchcraft galvanize the town. In the ruthlessness of the prosecutors and the eagerness of neighbor to testify against neighbor, The Crucible mirrors the anti-Communist hysteria in the 1950s.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged Version

    • By Michael G. Stoffel on 05-07-12

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Motherf--ker with the Hat

    • By: Stephen Adly Guirgis
    • Narrated by: Bobby Cannavale, Chris Rock, Elizabeth Rodriguez, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215

    Addiction, pain, and explosive tempers are not exactly what you’d call the ingredients for a side-splitting comedy. Yet Steven Adly Guiguis has created a profane, hilarious masterpiece that earned a "hatful" of theatrical accolades in 2011, including a Drama Desk award for Outstanding Actor in a Play for Bobby Cannavale. Stars the original Broadway cast: Chris Rock, Bobby Canavale, Annabella Sciorra, Elizabeth Rodriguez and Yul Vazquez.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb voice acting from Bobby Cannavale!

    • By Joshua H. on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Five Short Stories by Women

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates, Amy Hempel, Rebecca Lee, and others
    • Narrated by: Emily Bergl, Lynn Collins, Sarah Drew, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24

    L.A. Theatre Works presents Five Short Stories by Women, a quintet of tales from some of America’s most distinguished female authors.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good dramas but lack variety

    • By The Lovely Rod on 02-24-17

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Twelve Angry Men

    • By: Reginald Rose
    • Narrated by: Dan Castellaneta, Hector Elizondo, Armin Shimerman
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,598
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,461
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,449

    Over the course of a steamy and tense afternoon, 12 jurors deliberate the fate of a 19-year-old boy alleged to have murdered his own father. A seemingly open and shut case turns complicated, igniting passions and hidden prejudices.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • OMG....I loved this dramatization!

    • By Debi Ursery on 04-06-12

    Regular price: $6.95

    • A Doll House

    • By: Henrik Ibsen
    • Narrated by: Calista Flockhart, Tony Abatemarco, Tim Dekay, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,054
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 965
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 960

    A new recording of Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece, starring Calista Flockhart. Nora Helmer has everything a young housewife could want: beautiful children, an adoring husband, and a bright future. But when a carelessly buried secret rises from the past, Nora's well-calibrated domestic ideal starts to crumble. Ibsen's play is as fresh today as it was when it first stormed the stages of 19th-century Europe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Independence

    • By Renee on 01-24-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Oedipus the King

    • By: Sophocles
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176

    In Sophocles' tragedy, Oedipus discovers that he has been caught in his terrible destiny, unknowingly murdering his father and marrying his mother.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By Mark on 11-24-09

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Importance of Being Earnest (Dramatized)

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: James Marsters, Charles Busch, Emily Bergl, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,542
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,348
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,344

    This final play from the pen of Oscar Wilde is a stylish send-up of Victorian courtship and manners, complete with assumed names, mistaken lovers, and a lost handbag. Jack and Algernon are best friends, both wooing ladies who think their names are Ernest, "that name which inspires absolute confidence". Wilde's effervescent wit, scathing social satire, and high farce make this one of the most cherished plays in the English language.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Delightfully silly

    • By Tad Davis on 09-12-11

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Neil Simon Collection

    • By: Neil Simon
    • Narrated by: Dan Castellaneta, Nathan Lane, Richard Dreyfuss, and others
    • Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136

    Ten essential plays by Neil Simon, one of the world’s most celebrated, translated, and widely performed playwrights, including Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, Brighton Beach Memoirs, and more.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good, but missing something

    • By Michael on 12-28-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Grapes of Wrath (Dramatized)

    • By: John Steinbeck
    • Narrated by: Shirley Knight, Jeffrey Donovan, Emily Bergl, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 78

    Based on the epic novel by Nobel Laureate John Steinbeck. Set during the Great Depression, tells the powerful story of the Joad family’s trek from the dust bowl of Oklahoma to the promise of a new life in California. But what they find threatens to rip apart their lives, and sever the ties that bind them together.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Dramatization killed it for me

    • By Kenneth on 02-25-11

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Mountaintop

    • By: Katori Hall
    • Narrated by: Aja Naomi King, Larry Powell
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated outside of his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. What happened inside room 306 on the evening of April 3 is the subject of Katori Hall's The Mountaintop. Hours after King's final speech, punctuated by his immortal line "I've been to the mountaintop", the celebrated reverend forms an unlikely friendship with a motel maid as they talk into the early hours of what will be his final day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow

    • By OsteoRD on 10-28-17

    Regular price: $4.87

    • M. Butterfly

    • By: David Henry Hwang
    • Narrated by: John Lithgow, B.D. Wong, David Dukes, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    John Lithgow and B.D. Wong here recreate their original roles from the Tony Award-winning production. Inspired by an actual espionage scandal, a French diplomat discovers the startling truth about his Chinese mistress.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great play, but you need to know it first

    • By Calliope on 06-22-13

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Oscar Wilde Collection

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: James Marsters, Jacqueline Bisset, Alfred Molina, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274

    Four classic comedies from one of the wittiest playwrights in Western literature: Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, and The Importance of Being Earnest, all featuring star-studded casts with the likes of Jacqueline Bisset, Miriam Margolyes, James Marsters, Alfred Molina, Roger Rees, Yeardley Smith, Eric Stoltz, and many more. This audio also includes a chilling dramatization of Wilde's sole novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Collection

    • By Anniebligh on 03-31-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Real Thing

    • By: Tom Stoppard
    • Narrated by: Andrea Bowen, Matt Gaydos, Carolyn Seymour, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    Henry may be the wittiest playwright of his generation, but he’s hopelessly naïve when it comes to understanding love and infidelity. Writing about betrayal is one thing, living with it is another. After Henry leaves his wife for another woman, he’s confronted with being the cuckold himself. Both dazzlingly clever and emotionally naked, Henry’s search for the “the real thing” in art and love demonstrates beautifully why both are worth the effort in the end.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By SHAWN on 03-09-11

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Art

    • By: Yasmina Reza, Christopher Hampton
    • Narrated by: Bob Balaban, Brian Cox, Brian Perry
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    How much would you pay for a painting with nothing on it? Would it be art? Marc's best friend Serge has just bought a very expensive - and very white - painting. To Marc, the painting is a joke, and as battle lines are drawn, old friends use it to settle scores.

    With friendships hanging in the balance, the question becomes: how much is a painting worth?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 3 Men + 1 White Canvas = Big TROUBLE

    • By Gretchen SLP on 03-21-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Pygmalion

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: Shannon Cochran, Nicholas Pennell, full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    One of Shaw's most enduring works, Pygmalion is an insightful comedy of class relations and perceptions, as played out between a Cockney flower girl and the irascible speech professor who has taken her on as a pet project.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Bilious Pidgeon

    • By Chris on 05-14-03

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Steel Magnolias

    • By: Robert Harling
    • Narrated by: Frances Fisher, Shannon Holt, Amy Pietz, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Within the walls of Truvy's beauty shop are six women whose lives increasingly hinge on the existence of one another. Together, they absorb the passing seasons, just like the weathered wooden structure of the salon "home" that they share.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • incredibly witty and emotional

    • By Hsinju on 06-01-18

    Regular price: $4.95

    • August: Osage County

    • By: Tracy Letts
    • Narrated by: Tara Lynne Barr, Shannon Cochran, Rosemarie DeWitt, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 430
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 376
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 380

    An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast recording, featuring members of the original Steppenwolf Theatre and Broadway productions: Tara Lynne Barr, Shannon Cochran, Deanna Dunagan (Tony Award®, Best Leading Actress), Kimberly Guerrero, Francis Guinan, Scott Jaeck, Ron Livingston, Robert Maffia, Mariann Mayberry, Rondi Reed (Tony Award®, Best Featured Actress), and David Warshofsky. Directed by Bart DeLorenzo. Recorded by L.A. Thetare Works before a live audience.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Side-Splitting and Heart-Breaking!

    • By Kindle Customer on 04-10-15

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Lobby Hero

    • By: Kenneth Lonergan
    • Narrated by: Tate Donovan, Cedric Sanders, Emily Swallow, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Playwright Kenneth Lonergan has made a career of creating characters whose considerable flaws often get in the way of their good intentions. In Lobby Hero, two menial security guards are embroiled in an unexpected family fiasco… and the local beat police are divided by their own romantic and political allegiances. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Tate Donovan as Bill; Cedric Sanders as William; Emily Swallow as Dawn; Michael Weston as Jeff. Directed by Bart DeLorenzo. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, June 2011.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • 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 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    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

    • Never Marry A Mexican

    • By: Sandra Cisneros
    • Narrated by: Rita Moreno
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    A woman, Clemencia, remembers her family, her parents’ culture, and her affair with a married man. A glimpse of what it’s like to be Chicana, out of place, and not knowing which class you belong to.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • AMAZING!

    • By Jordan Leeds on 12-07-17

    Regular price: $0.00

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