L.A. Theatre Works: The Rivalry
Academy Award nominees Paul Giamatti and David Strathairn star in Norman Corwin’s electrifying audio theatre dramatization of the history-making Lincoln-Douglas debates. This fierce rivalry between rising legislator Abraham Lincoln and incumbent Senator Stephen A. Douglas tackled some of the day’s most passionate and controversial issues—above all, those of slavery and the American concept of freedom. As seen through the eyes of Douglas’s young wife Adele, the play illuminates two of the most charismatic politicians of any era.
Written by Norman Corwin. Directed by Eric Simonson. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles.
Listen to this performance here.
L.A. Theatre Works
UGA Presents is pleased to present two free performances by L.A. Theatre Works, the nation’s leading producer of audio theatre, with a 30-year history of recording classic and contemporary stage plays. Featuring more than 500 titles, the company’s audio library is the largest of its kind in the world and reaches millions of people every week through worldwide radio broadcasts, live performances, and podcasts. All of these activities support L.A. Theatre Works’ core belief that theatre is a transformative art form that educates, promotes civic dialogue, and motivates social activism. For more information, please visit www.LATW.org.
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 3:00pm