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Author: John R. Hopkins Narrator: Shirley Knight, Al Ruscio, Jennifer Warren Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Audio Theater Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2015 ISBN: 9781580817714
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A bright and politically-engaged college student goes missing after a demonstration turns violent. But as her grieving mother begins her search, she uncovers a dark side to her daughter that she never knew existed.

This full-cast recording was directed by Peggy Shannon and recorded before a live audience by L.A. Theatre Works.

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  • “In a voice laden with parental concern, Shirley Knight portrays a mother who is searching for her college-age daughter in the aftermath of a violent campus demonstration. No answers are forthcoming from her younger daughter, who is portrayed by Kaitlin Hopkins (Knight’s and playwright John Hopkins’s real-life daughter), and the authorities aren’t talking. As the charming but tight-lipped police detective, character-actor Al Ruscio adds a sinister calm to the proceedings, which are reminiscent of the film Missing by Costa-Gavras or George Orwell’s 1984. Written in 1987, this taut and dark work was one of Hopkins’ last plays and reflects a career of working with Cold War and dystopian themes. In this world, for a parent—no answer might be the worst answer of all.”


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About the Author

John R. Hopkins (1931–1998) was an English film, stage, and television writer. He established himself as a writer on the BBC’s popular police drama Z-Cars in the early 1960s. In 1968 his stage play This Story of Yours opened, which was later released as a film in 1972 under the title The Offence.