Plays by Leroy Aarons

audio Monticello

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

A timely and hauntingly beautiful new opera with libretto by Pulitzer Prize-winner Leroy Aarons and score by accomplished composer Glenn Paxton. Scandal erupts in the White House - and in the national press - when Thomas Jefferson's longtime love affair with his slave mistress Sally Hemings is revealed.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Shana Blake Hill, Annette Daniels, Cynthia Jansen, Christopher Schuman, Haqumai Sharpe and Michael Paul Smith. Composed by Leroy Aarons, libretto by Glenn Paxton.

Featuring: Shana Blake Hill, Annette Daniels, Cynthia Jansen, Christopher Schuman, Haqumai Sharpe, Michael Paul Smith

audio Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers: 2008 Tour Edition

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

A timely docudrama about The Washington Post’s decision to publish the Pentagon Papers, a top secret study documenting U.S. involvement in Vietnam. The subsequent trial tested the parameters of the First Amendment, pitting the public’s right to know against the government’s desire for secrecy.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Diane Adair, Bo Foxworth, John Getz, James Gleason, Gregory Harrison, John Heard, Charles Janasz, Raphael Sbarge, Russell, Soder, Susan Sullivan, Peter Van Norden, Tom Virtue and Geoffrey Wade.

Featuring: Diane Adair, Bo Foxworth, John Getz, James Gleason, Gregory Harrison, John Heard, Charles Janasz, Raphael Sbarge, Russell Soder, Susan Sullivan, Peter Van Norden, Tom Virtue, Geoffrey Wade

Leroy Aarons (1933-2004) was an author, playwright, editor and journalist. Born in the Bronx in New York City, he attended Brown University, graduating cum laude. After working with The New Haven Journal-Courier, he was hired by The Washington Post where he worked for many years as a national correspondent and editor. His play, Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers, was co-written with Geoffrey Cowan. It was first produced in 1991, before being revised and revived in 2007. As well as his work for theatre and in the media, Leroy Aarons founded the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association in 1990.