Laughter and applause fill this theatrical look at American history from the perspective of a Mexican who is cramming for his citizenship test. Policeman Juan José, who fled on foot to the U.S. to escape corruption and drug wars, is haunted by Teddy Roosevelt, Sacajawea, Bob Dylan, Jackie Robinson, Violet Pettus (an African-American nurse during the 1928 flu pandemic), Emmett... Read More
Chancing upon love and mischief in the fabled Forest of Arden, Lynn Collins and James Waterston--as the irresistible Rosalind and Orlando--romp along with the rest of the LATW ensemble in this spirited version of one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies. Stage and film veteran Stacy Keach takes a nice turn as the gruff and perceptive philosopher Jaques, who performs some of... Read More
Deftly weaving nineteenth-century mannerisms and pace with contemporary theater's rhythms and naturalism, a fine collection of Hollywood actors presents this story of an aristocratic university student who returns home to grapple with three generations of family. Although Irish playwright Brian Friel and Russian novelist Ivan Turgenev were born more than a century apart, their... Read More
"I've been to the mountaintop," Martin Luther King, Jr., proclaimed in his final speech in Memphis on April 3, 1968. The next day he was assassinated. What took place in the wee hours in-between is the grist for this tough, mesmerizing, and lyrical one-act play featuring two rising stars in American stage and film--Larry Powell and Aja Naomi King. As the mysterious motel maid... Read More
Phoebe Strole, Michael Crouch, and a talented full cast narrate the Grand Prize winner of HarperCollins's audio drama contest. Strole and Crouch give authentic-sounding youthful voices to funny and determined teens Alex Dassan and Jeremy Beekman. The ambitious pair, who are obsessed with doing everything they can to achieve the perfect futures they imagine for themselves,... Read More
A resplendent narration and enchanting sound effects make this edition of Grimm's 1812 fairy tale quite irresistible. Georgia Lee Schultz's warm voice is ideal for the portrayal of Snow White, particularly when she talks to her birds. Most impressive is Mary Ellen Herder's Evil Queen; her harsh voice and disturbing cackle are spot-on. First-rate sound effects add atmosphere;... Read More
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