Bill is a wealthy tech consultant, plugged into the design of artificial intelligence. He understands AI as the already evident organic evolution of intelligence in computing. Anyway, he's making a lot of money. And he is alone. He has had relationships, but is isolated by the screens in front of him. Mary is on that screen, a performance artist whose constant video feed allows Bill to escape the technology.
But really, that escape is most real in the hot summer walk to a local bar, La Tuna. The neighborhood is old, eclectic. And the bar, well, a zoo. There he is among friends, well, more like becoming a regular, which is kinda like high school...the people are there. And then he meets Francis, the bartender. Francis works at the library in the Texas collection, every day, but at night seeks the comfort of the hot sweaty girl serving cold beer. And she takes to Bill, who becomes a regular. After a violent counter with an ass at La Tuna, she winds up sitting by Bill's bed in the hospital. He awakes, looking at her sitting in a chair across the room. And she stirs, and they begin ... some trip across the divide that separates people. And that road takes them to West Texas.
A poem for Halloween by the 17th century English author Robert Herrick. His poems were not widely popular at the time they were published. His style was strongly influenced by Ben Jonson, by the classical Roman writers, and by the poems of the late Elizabethan era. This must have seemed quite old-fashioned to an audience whose tastes were tuned to the complexities of the metaphysical poets such as John Donne and Andrew Marvell. His works were rediscovered in the early nineteenth century, and have been regularly printed ever since. (Summary by Wikipedia)
God is at work among us. The “kingdom of God”—that dynamic, active power that breaks in to the hardest of hearts and places—is on the move. And how may we have eyes to see and ears to hear all that is truly taking place in, with and under the reality of our daily lives?
Here the gift of poetry may come to our aid. In poems that range from loose informality to tight structure, and from the humorous to the sombre, Richard Briggs seeks to let poetry open our eyes and ears to the strange and elusive work of God among us. He seeks out a voice that will let us celebrate the everyday, rejoice in the remarkable, and at the same time will enable us to weep with those who weep. He writes with gentle humour of his own path from zeal towards wisdom, and encourages us to follow.
Life is a gift, and Not of This Worldview offers a response to accompany us wherever we are in the ups and downs of that life—from the mountain top to the pit, as the Psalmists once said, and at all locations in between.
A play about love between gun-shy young scientists! Just how does a computer scientist romance a molecular biologist? Elliot offers to build a computer program to help Molly with her latest research project, but they discover that love just might be the winning formula - if they can only move beyond their fear and past heartbreak.An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring:Jason Ritter as Elliot;Mandy Siegfried as Molly;André Sogliuzzo as Don and Franklin;Mia Barron as Lauren and Nell.Directed by Stephen Sachs. Recorded before a live audience at the James Bridges Theater at UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television in October, 2011.Completeness 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.
Set at the birth of the Roman Empire, William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar is a taut historical drama exploring the violent consequences of betrayal and murder. This Penguin Shakespeare edition is edited by Norman Sanders with an introduction by Martin Wiggins. 'Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him' When it seems that Julius Caesar may assume supreme power, a plot to destroy him is hatched by the senators Brutus and Cassius, who are determined to preserve the threatened Republic. But the different motives of the conspirators soon become apparent when high principles clash with malice and political realism. Seizing his opportunity, the ambitious young Mark Antony turns public opinion against the conspirators, plunging the nation into a bloody civil war.
Dostoyevsky’s monumental novel The Idiot, adapted into a spellbinding full-cast drama by playwright David Fishelson.In The Idiot, meet the kindly, childlike Prince Myshkin, as he returns to the decadent social whirl of 1860s St. Petersburg. The two most beautiful, sought-after women in the town compete for his affections, in a duel that grows increasingly dangerous.An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Edward Asner, Kate Asner, Angela Bettis, Arye Gross, John Kapelos, Robert Machray, Jon Matthews, Johanna McKay, Paul Mercier, Laurel Moglen, Michael Rivkin, Peggy Roeder and Douglas Weston.
A dark night, ominous fog, a sense of mounting fear... Suddenly, a shadow falls across your path, Shadow of Fu Manchu! Created by writer Sax Rohmer, the sinister criminal mastermind is one of the most memorable villains in literary history, personifying the fascination and fear with which many Westerners viewed the cultures of the Far East at the turn of the 20th century. After appearing in a popular series of novels and short stories, Fu Manchu came to radio in 1939 in a series which many consider one of the best adventure serials ever produced. Starring Gale Gordon and Hanley Stafford, with Lou Marcelle in the title role, Radio Archives is pleased to reintroduce this pulp fiction classic to a whole new generation of listeners in 45 rare suspense-filled programs of high adventure.
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