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AMERICAN SONNETS FOR MY PAST AND FUTURE ASSASSIN

AMERICAN SONNETS FOR MY PAST AND FUTURE ASSASSIN

by Terrance Hayes | Read by Terrance Hayes

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Poetry & Drama

In a smooth voice and a measured tone, poet Terrance Hayes delivers 70 of his own sonnets condemning what he calls America's assassins: racism, violence, and prejudice against black people. In this National Book Award-nominated collection, Hayes unflinchingly criticizes President Trump and decries hate crimes against blacks throughout history. Hayes's political opinions are... Read More

ANGELS IN AMERICA

ANGELS IN AMERICA A Gay Fantasia on National Themes

by Tony Kushner | Read by Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, Susan Brown, Denise Gough, and a Full Cast

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Poetry & Drama

Intimate, surreal, and devastatingly honest. Tony Award winners Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield lead a superb Broadway cast in this audiobook revival of Tony Kushner's 1991 award-winning examination of the 1980s AIDS crisis in America. It is easy to forget how shaken and frightened the country, especially the gay community, was in the shadow of an unknown and lethal disease.... Read More

HOLD THESE TRUTHS

HOLD THESE TRUTHS

by Jeanne Sakata | Read by Ryun Yu, Matthew Floyd Miller, Suzy Nakamura, Matt Walker, Greg Watanabe

L.A. Theatre Works | Unabridged
Poetry & Drama

An ensemble cast presents Sakata's powerful play about real-life Gordon Hirabayashi's courageous stand against the U.S. Government during WWII. After the Japanese-American was arrested for staying out after curfew, he took his case to the Supreme Court, where his conviction was upheld. It took an incredible 40 years before his conviction was overturned. L.A. Theatre Works'... Read More

IDA: THE LAST LUPINO

IDA: THE LAST LUPINO A One-Woman Play in Two Acts

by Michael B. Druxman | Read by Kathleen Godwin

Michael B. Druxman | Audio Program
Poetry & Drama

Narrator Kathleen Godwin brings Ida Lupino, one of Hollywood's first female directors (1950s), vividly to life. Listeners meet Lupino in her decaying mansion in 1983 as she recounts how she tackled the male hierarchy. She was born into an English theatrical family and came to Hollywood as a teenager with her mother. Carefully chosen sound effects--a neighing horse or a single... Read More

A LIBRETTO FOR THE DESERT

A LIBRETTO FOR THE DESERT

by Sona Van, Shushan Avagyan [Trans.] | Read by Beata Pozniak

Blackstone Audio/ Skyboat Media | Unabridged
Poetry & Drama

Beata Pozniak's accented, dramatic narration conjures a faraway desert land. Sona Van's abstract meditation on the Armenian genocide of 1915-1917 is dedicated to the victims of all wars and atrocities. Plumbing the depths of pain, Pozniak's narration is intense, breathy, and emotional, and is augmented by background sounds of desert winds and distant, echoing Middle Eastern... Read More

PLEASE CONTINUE

PLEASE CONTINUE

by Frank Basloe | Read by Tara Lynne Barr, Will Brittain, Jake Green, Taj Jegaraj, Rob Morrow, James Scully, Mark Jude Sullivan, Matthew Wolf

L.A. Theatre Works | Audio Program
Poetry & Drama

With admirable vocal naturalism and almost maddening nonchalance, Matthew Wolf, Will Brittain, and other members of an ensemble cast bring to life the true story of a series of obedience/conformity experiments performed upon students at Yale University in the early 1960s. The repeated phrase "Please continue" takes on an eerily sinister quality as the professor and graduate... Read More

SAKINA'S RESTAURANT

SAKINA'S RESTAURANT

Earphones Award Winner

by Aasif Mandvi | Read by Aasif Mandvi

Audible, Inc. | Unabridged
Poetry & Drama

Full of easy humor and a wide-eyed sense of discovery, writer/comedian Aasif Mandvi reprises his 1998 Obie Award-winning one-man play about a young man who leaves his village in India to work in a Manhattan restaurant. He stays with the restaurant owner's family, and each member of the family has their own story to tell. Mandvi effortlessly hops from the individual voices and... Read More

TALKING WHILE FEMALE & OTHER DANGEROUS ACTS

TALKING WHILE FEMALE & OTHER DANGEROUS ACTS

by Teatro Luna | Read by a Full Cast

Audible, Inc. | Unabridged
Poetry & Drama

This collection of introspective essays is read by a talented ensemble of female voices who come together to create a picture of contemporary Latina women. Listeners who enjoy female-focused projects will find much to admire as the essays explore young women who must make tough decisions. From confronting a sexual abuser in the family--only to be dismissed--to continuing with... Read More

TRUE WEST

TRUE WEST

by Sam Shepard | Read by Kit Harington, Johnny Flynn, Madeleine Potter, Donald Sage Mackay

Audible, Inc. | Unabridged
Poetry & Drama

Narrators Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn attack this 1980s drama by Sam Shepard aggressively--if in a way that is not quite true to character. Austen and Lee are estranged brothers who confront each other and their demons in their mother's L.A. kitchen. Harington's portrayal of Austen, the serious younger brother, is too similar to Flynn's Lee, the threatening derelict. Because... Read More

A WALK IN THE WOODS

A WALK IN THE WOODS

Earphones Award Winner

by Lee Blessing | Read by Alfred Molina, Steven Weber

L.A. Theatre Works | Audio Program
Poetry & Drama

The recorded performance of this provocative play from the Cold War era shines with wit. Alfred Molina's vocalizing of a worldly-wise and weary Russian is especially effective--you can hear Moscow in his voice. Steven Weber's earnest American--from Wausau, Wisconsin--aptly performs the foil/friend. A duologue, the play shows the irony of the pair's woodland strolls as they... Read More

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