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L.A. Theatre Works
Top Secret: The Battle for The Pentagon Papers
Friday, February 1, 8 p.m.

John Heard For two decades, L.A. Theatre Works has been the foremost radio theater company in the United States featuring a first-rate cast of some of Hollywood’s brightest stars. Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers, under the producing direction of Susan Albert Loewenberg; starring film actors John Heard (Law & Order, and The Sopranos), John Vickery, Shannon Cochran and Gregory Harrison is a live radio play that takes an inside look at The Washington Post’s decision to publish the top secret study documenting U.S. involvement in Vietnam. This historic trial, arguably the most important Supreme Court case ever on freedom of the press, tested the parameters of the First Amendment, putting the public’s right to know against the government’s desire for secrecy. 

State Journal-Register Article - 1/31/2008 (Nick Rogers)
Illinois Times Article - 1/31/2008 (Phil Funkenbusch)

Sponsored by the University of Illinois at Springfield College of Public Affairs and Administration, the Center for State Policy and Leadership and Sangamon Auditorium. This performance is part of a Government Accountability and a Free Press project. 

The performance will be recorded and broadcast at a later date by 91.9 - WUIS Public Radio

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L.A. Theatre Works Inside Acting Panel
Thursday, January 31, 2008, 7:30 p.m.
UIS Studio Theatre

The panel will provide aspiring local actors and lovers of theater the opportunity to speak with various L.A. Theatre Works actors about their craft as well as their careers.

Learn more about this performance!

- Cast Bios
- Government Accountability and a Free Press Project
- Top Secret Play -

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Sangamon Auditorium ~ University of Illinois Springfield ~ Tickets 217.206.6160 or 800.207.6960