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  • gilwilson 3:59 PM on September 21, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    “The Heiress” By: Ruth Goetz, Augustus Goetz 

    The Heiress
    By: Ruth Goetz, Augustus Goetz
    Narrated by: Chris Noth, Amy Irving, Full Cast
    Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
    Produced by L.A. Theatre Works.

    Leave it to L.A. Theatre Works to turn what easily could be a boring play into something that is worth hearing, and will keep the listener listening.

    LATW produces many plays into audiobook and everyone has a great cast and the production puts you right in the middle of the audience of the performance.

    This time around Amy Irving plays Catherine who already has a decent income (especially considering that this is the 1850s and she’s a woman) from when her mother passed away. She is set to inherit a large sum when Dr. Sloyer (her father) passes and people know it.

    When a young treasure hunter seeks Catherine’s hand, her father is determined to put a stop to the man’s pursuit. Catherine believes his professed feelings to be real, her father knows otherwise.

    A tale of love lost, this performance is well acted and performed. I decided halfway through that it was not my cup of tea, but since the performance was so good I had to keep listening. LATW always gets me listening to plays I would probably normally pass on.

    Publisher’s Summary
    This Tony Award-winning play, set in New York City in 1850, centers on the painfully shy Catherine Sloyer, who lives in Washington Square with her father. When Catherine falls in love with a handsome suitor, Dr. Sloyer threatens to disinherit her, convinced that the young man could only be interested in her fortune. The decisions Catherine makes and their surprising consequences mark The Heiress as a complex and satisfying portrait of the American character.

    Starring (in alphabetical order):

    Jane Beard as Maria/Mrs. Montgomery
    George Gaynes as Dr. Sloper
    Helen Hedman as Marian Almond
    Amy Irving as Catherine Sloper
    Maureen Kerrington as Elizabeth Almond
    Marty Lodge as Arthur Townsend
    Chris Noth as Morris Townsend
    Halo Wines as Lavinia Penniman
    (P)1998 L.A. Theatre Works

  • gilwilson 2:39 PM on August 28, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers: 2008 Tour Edition By: Geoffrey Cowan, Leroy Aarons 

    Top Secret
    The Battle for the Pentagon Papers: 2008 Tour Edition
    By: Geoffrey Cowan, Leroy Aarons
    Narrated by: John Heard, John Getz, Susan Sullivan, James Gleason, Gegory Harrison, Diane Adair, Geoffrey Wade
    Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    Release date: 08-07-08
    Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works

    Have I told you lately how much I love these productions from L.A. Theatre Works? Well I do. Because they always have a great cast, the recordings are lifelike and put you in the middle of the audience. I highly recommend seeking out anything produced/published by LATW.

    So this story/play is just as it sounds it is a performance depicting the fight between corrupt government and the free press. (funny how this was in the Nixon era, but so much hits home today.

    The New York Times has gotten their hands on these “Pentagon Papers” and is about to publish them until the government gives them a scare and they decide to pass on these once (maybe still?) classified documents that show that America cannot win the war in Vietnam. These papers were issued a few years before and the subject matter discussed in them is in the past. The Times passes the papers to the Washington Post which makes the daring decision to publish them.

    The Nixon White House insists they are top secret and the press has no right to publish. It could be a breach of National Security and treason for the Washington Post and their other companies.

    A trial ensues and that’s when it comes out that the government cannot be trusted.

    The events were in this play were during a very divisive time in American History and much like today’s divisive political atmosphere, proves how important it is for Americans to have a free press.

    As always great performances by all and definitely a good listen. There is a bonus recording with this in which the play and its subject matter are discussed in a panel with former Nixon White House counsel John Dean, journalist Robert Scheer, author Geoffrey Cowan, and Congresswoman Jane Harman.

    Publisher’s Summary
    This is 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.
    This new 2008 tour edition features a new cast and a revised script.

    Bonus content: a panel discussion with former Nixon White House counsel John Dean, journalist Robert Scheer, author Geoffrey Cowan, and Congresswoman Jane Harman.

    ©2008 LA Theatre Works (P)2008 LA Theatre Works

  • gilwilson 2:31 PM on August 27, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    “The Last Jedi (Star Wars)” By Jason Fry 


    The Last Jedi
    Star Wars
    By: Jason Fry
    Narrated by: Marc Thompson
    Series: Star Wars, Book 43,
    Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    Release date: 03-06-18
    Publisher: Random House Audio

    Long long ago, in a galaxy far far away: If you haven’t been keeping up with the Star Wars sagas then you’ve got some catching up to do. But if you are a reader and/or audiobook absorber (like me) then here’s a better option for you.

    This book is a novelization of the movie “The Last Jedi,” and after listening to the audiobook, I strongly fee that this is better than the movie. Sure, you can’t see the cute little Porgs or the cute BB-8, but with this version you can still hear them and what makes this book a bit better is that instead of just watching the action on the screen, you get to learn what is going on in each character’s mind, including the cute BB-8.

    So to summarize the movie, the Empire has been defeated but in its place the First Order has entered. The Jedis seem to be no more, and the Last Jedi, Luke Skywalker has gone into hiding. Rey is sent to find the Jedi Master and get his help in defeating Kylo Ren and the First Order. That is not going to be easy because there’s a reason Skywalker went into hiding for a reason.

    Rey has discovered that she has some Jedi abilities and eventually convinces Luke to train her.

    Meanwhile Kylo Ren, Smoak and the First Order are battling the last remaining rebels and hope seems to be lost. They are seeking revenge for the rebels destroying the Planetkiller base. They have the last ships in their sites and the battle is badly tilted to the First Order coming out victorious.

    Just as action packed as the movie this audiobook will keep you glued to your headset (or speakers) until the very end. The narrator, Marc Thompson makes this audiobook come alive with extremely good impersonations of the actors as he reads their characters’ words. Even Princess Leia sounds like Carrie Fisher. That alone is worth checking this out. On top of the excellent narration sound effects are inserted where needed so you can fly with the Porgs or shoot at the tie-fighters. Definitely worth the listen.

    Publisher’s Summary
    Written with input from director Rian Johnson, this official adaptation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi expands on the film to include scenes from alternate versions of the script and other additional content.

    From the ashes of the Empire has arisen another threat to the galaxy’s freedom: the ruthless First Order. Fortunately, new heroes have emerged to take up arms – and perhaps lay down their lives – for the cause. Rey, the orphan strong in the Force; Finn, the ex-stormtrooper who stands against his former masters; and Poe Dameron, the fearless X-wing pilot, have been drawn together to fight side-by-side with General Leia Organa and the Resistance. But the First Order’s Supreme Leader Snoke and his merciless enforcer Kylo Ren are adversaries with superior numbers and devastating firepower at their command. Against this enemy, the champions of light may finally be facing their extinction. Their only hope rests with a lost legend: Jedi Master Luke Skywalker.

    Where the action of Star Wars: The Force Awakens ended, Star Wars: The Last Jedi begins, as the battle between light and dark climbs to astonishing new heights.

    ©2018 Jason Fry (P)2018 Random House Audio

  • gilwilson 4:27 PM on August 3, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    Lady Death: Malevolent Decimation 

    lady deathLady Death: Malevolent Decimation
    Story: Brian Pulido, Mike MacLean
    Interiors: Diego Bernard, Ceci de la Cruz
    Cover: Paolo Pantalena, Arif Prianto
    Hardcover, Kickstarter Hardcover, 48 pages
    Published by Coffin Comics 5/2020

    This is yet another comic book character that I collected back in the 90s.  Unless you special ordered or had a cool comic book shop this title was hard to track down but then the comic book world erupted and everything was available around 2000 it became easier to find.

    Brian Pulido has created an unlikely hero who at times seems to want to destroy humanity and other times saving humanity.  I think that’s what appeals to me in that you just never really know.

    Originally Lady Death was a hallucination, but now she is a full fledged goddess from hell.  Since 2015 Brian Pulido has taken complete control over his character and through Kickstarter has been publishing a new title every few months.

    This time around we start out in New Orleans where Lady Death seeks out a voodoo queen to track down a kid who is possessed by a demon that can help her achieve full Malevolent Decimation.    Some of the “good guys” know what the kid is capable of and try to prevent her from raising the dead.

    In this book  Brian Pulido does a little crossover from one of his other popular titles, La Muerta.  La Muerta along with Lady Death’s son  seek to prevent Lady Death from reaching her goal.

    This book contains yet another great story in the re-birth of Lady Death.  The artwork is beyond beautiful and makes the book worth looking over several times just to see it all.

  • gilwilson 5:24 PM on August 1, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    “Painkiller Jane: Trust the Universe” by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Juan Santacruz (Illustrator) 

    janePainkiller Jane: Trust the Universe
    by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Juan Santacruz (Illustrator)
    Published 2019 by PaperFilms

    I used to be a slave to comic book collecting (around mid 90s), but recently I have sold off the bulk of my collection and looking for trade paperbacks/graphic novels, where you get more than one issue in a book.  But, back when I was collecting I was a huge fan of Witchblade, The Darkness, and Vampirella.  I ran into a crossover with The Darkness and Painkiller Jane and later Vampirella and Painkiller Jane.  I soon found myself a fan of Jane.

    SyFy network had a movie and then a series based (somewhat loosely in the movie, more on point with the series) about this time I started to lose interest in collecting the comics.

    Painkiller Jane is a former cop that while undercover gets injected with a cocktail of designer drugs and develops the super power of fast healing.  Think of Wolverine without the claws, and instead just a few guns and some bad ass fighting skills.  I never lost my interest in the character just in comics in general.

    Jump ahead a few years and I find the authors Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner are doing a Kickstarter to create this book.  I had to jump in.  I am so glad I did.

    This hardcover features a new story and a couple of earlier tales, one being Jane’s origin story, so if your new to the character this book will catch you up.  Being a Kickstarter there are lots of extras that I’m not sure whether or not they are included in the regular version.  Some of the extras are pin-ups drawn by various artists, and some cosplayers dressed as Jane.

    The main story in this book Jane finds herself teaming up with another Palmiotti created character called the Monolith.  They work together to stop a child trafficking ring.  Great adventures, great story….and to top it off, beautiful artwork.

    Worth your while.

  • gilwilson 3:19 PM on July 31, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    Dark Matter by Blake Crouch 

    darkmatterDark Matter
    by Blake Crouch
    Hardcover, 342 pages
    Published July 26th 2016 by Crown

    Wow, just wow.  I could stop there and let you read the book and  find out why it’s hard to talk about.  But, I will not leave you hanging.  First I will tell you about why the book is unique.
    1.) It’s kind of hard to describe without giving spoilers or rather without the temptation to just tell you how it ends.
    2.) Physics

    Jason Dessen is a physics teacher in a small college in the Chicago suburbs.  His friend wins an award in biochemistry for the work Jason helped with.  He’s a little bitter but not much, It is his friend after all.  After leaving the celebration Jason is abduction by a stranger in a mask.   The last thing Jason hears before he goes unconscious is the stranger asking, “Are you happy with your life?”

    Next thing Jason knows he is strapped to a gurney in a room full of strangers wearing hazmat suits.  The next thing he hears is a stranger  saying, “Welcome back.”  Jason soon learns that he is the genius behind this facility and is highly regarded by all the staff.  Jason thinks he’s going crazy. He doesn’t remember any of this and only remembers his life with his wife and son.

    What soon begins is a run through the multiverse.  Every decision you make changes your life, but what happens if you made the other decision is something this book approaches.   Jason in one life has invented a box that allows him to travel through the multiverse and visit the different versions of his life.   All Jason wants is to go back home to his reality, but with infinite multiverse versions of his life it becomes like finding one particular grain of sand on a beach.

    This book kept me enthralled throughout the many jumps between the multiverses and even more so when times became desperate for Jason.  The end of the book will keep you wondering, what if?

    Blake Crouch, the author, is the reason I read this book.  I had seen the Wayward Pines TV series and wanted to read those books but found this one first.   This book will soon be a major motion picture, but I suggest reading it before you see the movie.

  • gilwilson 1:50 PM on July 22, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    The Devil’s Highway (A True Story) Written and Narrated By: Luis Alberto Urrea 

    devils highwayThe Devil’s Highway (A True Story)
    Written and Narrated By: Luis Alberto Urrea
    Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    Release date: 06-02-11
    Publisher: Hachette Audio

    May, 2001,  a group of 26 men attempted to cross the Mexican border in to the desert of Southern Arizona in order to find a better life for themselves.   Only 12 made it out of that desert, the mummified remains of the others were discovered and the story began to unfold about this mystery.

    Luis Alberto Urrea, puts the pieces together through some in depth investigative journalism and tells the story of those that sought a better way by sneaking into the U.S.

    Urrea follows the story beginning with the Coyotes, those in charge of smuggling people to their new life and ending with the discovery and attempts to identify the remains of the humans seeking a better life by having to sneak across a vast desert.

    During the descriptions of the the states the bodies were in and how they got to be that way on top of how the body reacts to extreme heat were a bit uneasy for me to hear, but not so bad that it kept me from the story.  This is a very important section of the story and even if you are squeamish, you need to read/hear all of it.

    Urrea not only did a great job of digging out and writing this story, but his narration really gives a depth to the story.    Check it out.

    Publisher’s Summary
    The author of Across the Wire offers brilliant investigative reporting of what went wrong when, in May 2001, a group of 26 men attempted to cross the Mexican border into the desert of Southern Arizona. Only 12 men came back out.

    ©2004 Luis Alberto Urrea (P)2011 Hachette Audio

  • gilwilson 3:35 PM on July 7, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    “A Tale of Two Cities” By Charles Dickens 

    tale“A Tale of Two Cities”
    By Charles Dickens
    Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
    Release date: 03-23-11
    Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.

    Sometimes I have to go back and revisit a classic.  Sometimes it’s just to see if what I took from the book the first time still holds or to see if in my growing age and wisdom I can gain new insights.  I’m really not sure why I revisited this classic.  I hated it in high school.  (pretty sure i only read part and lied on the book report)  I re-read the book back in the late 90s and had a hard time keeping focused on it and put it down many times.   This time around I thought, “Well, let’s try the audiobook.”    If I’m being perfectly honest, it is still boring, and hard to complete this arduous task.

    I do have to say that the audiobook was the best version I had experienced, but the subject matter just wasn’t my cup of meat.  Simon Prebble presented the book perfectly, I can’t blame him for the lack of interest I have in the French Revolution.

    I did give it that good ol’ college try.  (Actually a lot better than my slacker college tries ever turned out to be.)  I know how Dickens uses the cities of London and Paris as settings to show the reasons for the Revolution, but it felt like I was in that prison with Dr. Manette.  I guess really, I’m not a fan of Dickens.

    I’m not going to bore you with a summary of the book.  You should have read it by now, and if you didn’t maybe you just aren’t interested.  I think what made this most interesting was the fact that just after listening to this book, Disney+ streaming service released the recording of the Broadway production of “Hamilton,” and when they made references to the French Revolution, I fully understood what they were talking about, having had that bit of history fresh in my overcrowded brain.

    I think I’ll tackle an audio version of “Moby Dick” next.  I really love that book.

    Publisher’s Summary
    Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, A Tale of Two Cities is a sprawling tale of London and revolutionary Paris with a complex plot portraying the results of terror and treason, love and supreme sacrifice.
    “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”—opening line of A Tale of Two Cities
    It was the time of the French Revolution, a time of great change and great danger. It was a time when injustice was met by a lust for vengeance, and rarely was a distinction made between the innocent and the guilty. Against this tumultuous historical backdrop, Dickens’ dramatic story of adventure and courage unfolds.
    Unjustly imprisoned for 18 years in the Bastille, Dr. Alexandre Manette is reunited with his daughter, the gentle Lucie Manette, and safely transported from France to England. It would seem that they could now take up the threads of their lives in peace. As fate would have it, however, the two are summoned to the Old Bailey to testify against a young Frenchman, Charles Darnay, falsely accused of treason. Strangely enough, Darnay bears an uncanny resemblance to another man in the courtroom: Sydney Carton, a dissolute barrister. It is a coincidence that saves Darnay from certain doom more than once, as the two men’s fates become intertwined with that of the Revolution.
    And there is Madame Defarge, a female revolutionary who has an implacable grudge against the aristocratic Evrémonde dynasty and who knits as she watches the beheadings.
    The storming of the Bastille, the death carts with their doomed human cargo, the swift drop of the blade of La Guillotine—this is the French Revolution that Charles Dickens vividly captures. Brilliantly plotted, the novel is rich in drama, romance, and heroics that culminate in a daring prison escape in the shadow of the guillotine.
    Public Domain (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • gilwilson 2:46 PM on June 23, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    Cataclysm of the Ancients By: Simon Rosser 

    cataclysmCataclysm of the Ancients
    By: Simon Rosser
    Narrated by: Paul Richards
    Series: Robert Spire, Book 4
    Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    Release date: 01-28-20
    Publisher: Schmall World Publishing

    I’ve been putting off writing this review for reasons to be revealed in more detail later, but let’s just say I hate to write a bad review.   Normally I don’t write bad reviews because if a book is bad I stop reading or listening.  This time around the book is a lot of fun and great action but the narrator was just horrible.  I’m an audiobook narrator and know that it’s tough to put the work in only to have a bad review…but this time, I hope (if he reads this) that he can take it as a chance to improve.

    So let me get the bad stuff out of the way first.

    The narrator, Paul Richards, read the book in a super slow manner, I actually fell asleep and had to restart the book 3 times.  I made sure I was doing something while listening so I could pay attention on the 4th try.  But that didn’t help.  I then tried a trick.  Long ago I found a setting on my iPod where I could adjust the speed of the audiobook.  I often wondered who in the heck would ever do such a thing.  Apparently me.   I set the playback speed to 2x the normal speed.  This then made the book a normal pace and a whole lot more bearable.  Even the action sequences were boring at normal speed.  (I guess he got paid per hour.)

    The pacing wasn’t even the worst.  What nearly made me stop all together was his accents.  If you can’t do accents don’t.  Simple.  Didn’t stop this guy.  The main character of the story Robert Spire is Welsh.  But for some reason the narrator gave him a Transylvanian accent.  Actually it was a horrible impersonation of Bobby “Boris” Pickett (Monster Mash), which was a bad impersonation of Bela Lugosi.  Speeding up the the playback helped to cover this up as well.  I was really surprised that he didn’t do female voices the way Monty Python’s Flying Circus did their female voices.  But they were bearable.

    Okay so now feeling bad that I have trashed the narrator, I have to talk about something good.    That would be the story itself.

    The story is a puzzle solving history excursion and tracking down terrorists action story.  It has a great story and being the 4th book in the Robert Spire series by Si Rosser the story delivers the fun and drama.

    It’s as though Dan Brown, Clive Cussler, got together to create the ultimate action story.  Maybe throw in a little MacGyver as well.

    Terrorists have exposed a secret chamber in the Sphinx in order to track down a weapon of possible Ancient Alien origin.  Robert Spire and his co-horts have to track down and stop them from destroying the world.  The terrorists want to bring the world back to ancient times when gods were Gods.

    After destroying the Golden Gate Bridge with this ancient alien weapon, the chase is on.  The weapon was originally used to destroy the Colossus of Rhodes one of the ancient wonders of the world, is now being used to destroy modern wonders.

    A global chase that leads from the Middle East to America to the CERN super collider, will leave you breathless.  Read the written book if you can, it is great, try to avoid this audiobook.

    Publisher’s Summary
    Robert Spire is thrust into an archeological adventure and a search for a ancient relic – an object of immense technological power – missing since historical times. It must be found at all costs, and time is running out…

    226 BC: Fall of the Colossus of Rhodes…

    The mighty statue of the Greek Titan, Helios, stood proudly in the port of the ancient city of Rhodes, Greece. Built to celebrate Rhodes’ victory over the ruler of Cyprus in 305 B.C., it is one of the tallest statues of the ancient world, until it is destroyed after only 56 years. Legend suggests the Colossus was destroyed by an earthquake…But legends can be wrong.

    Present Day: A Stolen C.I.A Document…

    Langley Virginia: When CIA agent, Dr Vincent Kramer, is found brutally murdered in the facility’s parking lot, it becomes apparent that his death is linked to a missing document that was stored in the agency’s secret vault – A document detailing clandestine remote viewing experiments on the Great Sphinx in Egypt.

    An Explosion Rips Into The Sphinx…

    Soon after the theft, an explosion rips into Egypt’s legendary Sphinx, revealing a secret chamber within the ancient monolith. Upon discovering that the events are linked, the UK’s GLENCOM agency, keen to assist the Egyptian Government with the suspected terrorist attack upon one of the world’s greatest historical monuments, sends their agent, ex-environmental lawyer, Robert Spire, together with archeologist and Egyptian-Greek mythology expert, Professor Casey Carr, to Cairo to investigate…

    Spire and Casey soon make a remarkable discovery, one which leads the pair on an perilous archeological hunt across ancient Egypt and the war-torn lands of Syria for the remains of the Colossus – one of the legendary Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

    A sinister and powerful group of terrorists are also searching for the ancient artifact however, and will stop at nothing to get it, no matter what the cost…

    ©2015 Simon Rosser (P)2020 Simon Rosser

  • gilwilson 3:02 PM on May 5, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    “Behind the Sheet” By Charly Evon Simpson 

    sheetBehind the Sheet
    By: Charly Evon Simpson
    Narrated by: Monica McSwain, Matthew Floyd Miller, Dominique Morisseau, Larry Powell, Devon Sorvari, Josh Stamberg, Jasmine St. Clair, Danielle Truitt, Inger Tudor, Karen Malina White
    Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    Release date: 02-15-20
    Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works

    This play is based on the story of Dr. J. Marion Sims, who is known as the father of modern gynecology.  In this play Dr. Barry is trying to find a way to close fistulas after childbirth.  To do so he is buying slave women who suffer from the affliction or are about to give birth.  His treatment of slave women completely reflects the attitudes of the times, in that he experiments on the women thinking they are lesser humans because they are black.

    While the future has benefited from the work of the doctor, at what cost?  He forgoes anesthesia on the slave women because they are “less prone to pain” than white women.  All his experimental surgeries are done by having the other slaves hold down the woman get the treatment at the time and then opium afterward.  At one point another doctor says that ether is available for surgeries, but he says he won’t need it until he’s perfected his treatment and will then use that on white women.

    How the women around cope with and survive the inhuman treatment is the story here.  They struggle to maintain their dignity.  During the listening of this performance I found myself uncomfortable with the treatment of the women.  If that is the point of this play, then well done, job complete.

    I did think that the doctor, even though his name was changed for the play, was treated to nicely.  It’s pretty barbaric the way he treats the slave women as mere animals that he can just pluck out of the metaphorical cage and begin experimenting on.   Reminded me a lot of the stories coming out of the concentration camps in Nazi Germany.  I think I would have made the doctor more of a monster but he gets a bit of a soft brush when painting his character.

    Disturbing, drama, and a spotlight on a time in history we all wish would never have happened, but we constantly need that reminder.

    Again another great production from  L.A. Theatre Works that puts you in the middle of the performance.

    Publisher’s Summary
    An important medical breakthrough has a shameful history. In 1840s Alabama, a slave-owning doctor performs medical experiments on involuntary subjects – enslaved women – in an effort to solve the problem of fistulas, a post-childbirth anomaly. As the experiments proceed, and he gets close to a solution, the women try to survive and even find dignity in the face of inhuman treatment.

    Includes conversations with playwright Charly Evon Simpson and Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens, author of Medical Bondage: Race, Gender and the Origins of American Gynecology.

    Recorded at The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood, in August 2019.

    Behind the Sheet is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.

    Directed by Rosalind Ayres, Inger Tudor

    Producing Director Susan Albert Loewenberg

    Monica McSwain as Mary

    Matthew Floyd Miller as Samuel and Edward

    Dominique Morisseau as Dinah

    Larry Powell as Lewis and Benjamin

    Devon Sorvari as Josephine

    Jasmine St. Clair as Betty

    Josh Stamberg as George

    Danielle Moné Truitt as Sally

    Karen Malina White as Philomena

    Narrated by Inger Tudor

    Associate Artistic Director, Anna Lyse Erikson. Sound Designer and Mixing Engineer: Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood. Senior Radio Producer, Ronn Lipkin. Foley Artist, Jeff Gardner. Recording Engineer and Editor: Neil Wogensen.

    ©2020 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2020 L.A. Theatre Works

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