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by | Read by Jean Smart, Kurtwood Smith, James McLure, Jack Black, Brandon Maggart, Laurel Moglen, Elizabeth Ruscio

Poetry & Drama • 1.5 hrs. • Audio Program • ©

In a full-cast performance of this diverting story of pathos and humor, it's Christmas Eve 1934 on a Louisiana bayou, and the perennial Depression-era favorite "We're in the Money" is playing on the radio. That only makes sense. Reed Hooker doesn't have a dime, and he owes $300. Cassidy Smith, 15 years old and pregnant, doesn't have a dime, and Reed won't marry her. And Reed's wife, Sue Jack Hooker, who has just gotten out of prison, doesn't have a dime either. Creating the sound and feel of a 1930s dance hall, the cast, all sporting good-humored Southern accents, will make the listener truly believe that Reed's crazy scheme of starting a taxi-dancing emporium (at five cents a dance) will make all their dreams come true. Good fun. B.P. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2014]

Trade Ed. • L.A. Theatre Works • 2009

CD ISBN 978-1580812986 $21.30 • One CDs

DD ISBN $11.95

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