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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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