Lips Together, Teeth Apart – Bart DeLorenzo directs two-time Emmy Award winner Kristen Johnston (3rd Rock from the Sun) and Steven Weber (Wings) when L.A. Theatre works records Terrence McNally's sizzling comedy at UCLA's James Bridges Theater. Also in the cast are Hugo Armstrong, who received a Los Angeles Ovation Award this month for his role in Waiting for Godot at the Mark Taper Forum, and Missy Yager (Mad Men, HBO's The Newsroom).
In a Fire Island beach house, a brother and sister and their respective spouses gather to celebrate the Fourth of July. With food, cocktails, fireworks and stinging barbs, they fortify themselves against their individual anxieties-and their gay neighbors partying in the houses on either side. The New York Times called Lips Together, Teeth Apart, "a work with real teeth and equally penetrating compassion." Contains adult content and language.
All performances will be recorded in front of a live audience to air on L.A. Theatre Works' syndicated radio theater series, which broadcasts weekly on public radio stations nationwide and can be streamed on demand at www.latw.org.
LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART, written by Terrence McNally, is directed by Bart DeLorenzo and features Hugo Armstrong, Kristen Johnston, Steven Weber, Missy Yager. Produced by Susan A. Loewenberg, the show runs Thursday, Dec. 6 @ 8 pm, Friday, Dec. 7 @ 8 pm, Saturday, Dec. 8 @ 3 pm & 8 pm and Sunday, Dec. 9 @ 4 pm at James Bridges Theater, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, 235 Charles E. Young Drive, Los Angeles, Calif. (enter UCLA from Hilgard just south of Sunset Blvd.; park in Lot 3 on the lower level). Call 310-827-0889 or visit www.latw.org for tickets ($15-$49) and more information, or find L.A. Theatre Works on Facebook and Twitter @latheatreworks.
L.A. Theatre Works' radio theater series can be streamed on demand at www.latw.org. L.A. Theatre Works can be heard on the following stations (check local listings for broadcast times): 90.7 KPFK in Los Angeles (98.7 FM in Santa Barbara, 99.5 FM in Ridgecrest/China Lake and 93.7 FM in Rancho Bernardo/North San Diego); 91.5 WBEZ, Chicago; 94.9 KUOW, Seattle; 91.1 KRCB, North Bay (San Francisco); and in over 100 markets nationwide.
Pictured: Steven Weber records in front of a live audience for L.A. Theatre Works Radio Theater Series. Photo Credit: Derek Hutchison.