L.A. Theatre Works, a nonprofit theatre and radio production company, deserves a standing ovation for publishing consistently superb work. Most people simply do not have the time or the opportunity to see the many plays written in the last year, let alone the past decade. L.A. Theatre Works has been producing and recording plays for 10 years, and offers an extensive catalog of a varied body of work. I have heard nothing but top-notch acting and production values in the several plays I sampled and the one recording I witnessed. The plays are all about 90 minutes to two hours long. Most cost $18.95, and are available in stores or by calling (800) 708-8863. Recent productions include "How I Learned to Drive" by Paula Vogel. Vogel's play takes a light look at a dark subject, focusing on Li'l Bit, the daughter of a rural Maryland woman whose uncle taught her much more than simply how to drive. She writes of the psyche-scarring, incestuous relationship between the pre-pubescent main character and her grown-up uncle. Her straightforward honesty and unabashed humor offers a remarkably candid view of family disfunction. Glenne Headly, with her youthful-sounding voice, is perfectly cast as Li'l Bit. She effortlessly portrays a confused girl and an older, angrier woman. However, even as her character ages, that tremulous, girlish quality to Headly's voice consistently enriches her performance. --Los Angeles Times --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
Ordered this for my daughter. She was enthralled. Thanks so much.Published 6 months ago by Susan G. Snow
I enjoy dark subject matter, but this just might take the prize. And I enjoyed every second of reading it.Published 19 months ago by Preston
Great for my visually impaired / LD /disabled students who have a hard time keeping up with the reading of the script.Published 22 months ago by David Alan Morrison
This was needed for school audition. She really liked it, although I as a mother was not really crazy about the content, but that's theatre and we are show people after all.Published on August 31, 2013 by crafty lady
It's just what I needed. Very good buy. And price was good. Would purchase again. Thanks very much. Great for school.Published on July 9, 2013 by Colleen
For as serious a topic as a woman's remembrance of her experiences as the victim of her uncle's pedophilia this is at time a wonderfully funny and marvelous play. Read morePublished on June 20, 2013 by Nicholas504
Hilariously out of date and comically bad. All I can say of this one is that it is so bad it could be good.Published on March 11, 2013 by Salvador Emrati