Lillian Hellman’s modern classic about a wealthy Southern family and the greed that tears them apart. Mamie Gummer (HBO’s True Detective, CW’s Emily Owens, M.D) stars as Regina Giddens, whose dying husband (Jared Harris, of The Crown and Mad Men) is determined to leave her nothing, while her brothers and Oscar (Jamie Harris of Turn: Washington’s Spies on AMC, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and Ben (Tim DeKay of HBO’s Here and Now, ABC’s American Crime, USA’s White Collar) have inherited all their father’s wealth. It will take every ounce of her ruthless charm to outwit her relations and assure herself a gilded future. Also starring Molly C. Quinn (Castle) as Regina’s daughter, Alexandra; Heidi Dippold; Larry Powell; Albie Selznick; and Karen Malina White.
Each of the four performances at UCLA’s state-of-the-art James Bridges Theater will be recorded live in front of an audience for future radio broadcast, distribution on CD, digital download and online streaming. L.A. Theatre Works’ syndicated radio theater series broadcasts weekly on public radio stations across the U.S. (locally, in Southern California, on KPFK 90.7 FM); can be heard daily in China and around the world on the Radio Beijing Network; can be downloaded as a podcast via iTunes and NPR One; and can be streamed on demand at www.latw.org. Oct. 19–Oct. 21; L.A. Theatre Works @ the James Bridges Theater, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, 235 Charles E. Young Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095; $15-$60; (310) 827-0889; www.latw.org