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Author: Brian Friel, Ivan Turgenev Narrator: Jane Kaczmarek, Daniel Stewart, Nicholas Hormann, Harry Hamlin, James Callis, Joanne Whalley, John Sloan, Molly C. Quinn Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2016 ISBN: 9781682660119
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The epic sweep of Turgenev's nineteenth-century literary masterpiece is brought to the stage by one of Ireland's greatest living dramatists. Fathers and Sons captures the ongoing clash of generations and philosophies. Set in a Russian country estate, Brian Friel's powerful and resonant adaptation examines the inevitable conflict between the urgency of youth and the entrenchment of age.

An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring: James Callis as Bazarov, Harry Hamlin as Pavel, Nicholas Hormann as Prokofyich/Timofeich, Jane Kaczmarek as Arina/Princess Olga, Alfred Molina as Vassily/Nikolai, Molly C. Quinn as Katya, John Sloan as Arkady, Devon Sorvari as Fenichka, Daniel David Stewart as Piotr, Jocelyn Towne as Dunyahsa, and Joanne Whalley as Anna.

Original music performed by Anna Lyse Erikson on the cello, Nicholas Hormann and Stephen Van Dorn on the piano, and Paul Baird on the accordian.

Directed by Martin Jarvis.

Recorded in Los Angeles before a live audience at The James Bridges Theater, UCLA in March of 2016.

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  • “Deftly weaving nineteenth-century mannerisms and pace with contemporary theater’s rhythms and naturalism, a fine collection of Hollywood actors presents this story of an aristocratic university student who returns home to grapple with three generations of family. Although Irish playwright Brian Friel and Russian novelist Ivan Turgenev were born more than a century apart, their concerns for their country’s landless poor and collapsing gentry had much in common. So it’s no surprise that in 1987 Friel adapted one of Turgenev’s best-known novels to the stage. This performance is easy with itself—focused and full of life, just like the two great writers who brought the epic masterwork to bear.”

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About the Author

Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (1818–1883) was the first Russian writer to gain a wide reputation in Europe. He witnessed the February Revolution in Paris (1848), and his subsequent connection with reform groups in Russia, along with his sympathetic 1852 eulogy of Nikolai Gogol (who satirized the corrupt bureaucracy of the Russian empire), led to his arrest and one-month imprisonment in St. Petersburg. In 1879 the honorary degree of doctor of civil law was conferred upon him by the University of Oxford.

About the Narrators

Nicholas Hormann has appeared in over a hundred plays on and off Broadway and in the nation’s leading professional theaters, including the American Conservatory Theater, the Mark Taper Forum, and the Kennedy Center. He has made guest appearances on numerous television series and narrates audiobooks. He attended the Yale School of Drama and lives in Los Angeles.

Simon Templeman is a British actor who frequently voices vampire characters in video games, most notably Kain from the Legacy of Kain video game series.

Molly C. Quinn, an actress, plays the role of Nathan Fillion’s daughter in the hit ABC series Castle. Her other credits include Avalon High and the 2009 animated feature A Christmas Carol.