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Read By: Rosalind Ayres, Jean-Baptiste Lovensky, Ellis Greer, Nate Corddry, Inger Tudor, Emily Swallow, Darren Richardson, Gregory Harrison, Ifan Meredith Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 1.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 1.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: July 2017 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781682660447

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Longest Chapter Length:

09:26 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

31 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

03:19 minutes

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Publisher Description

You say you want a Revolution? The story of this country’s struggle for independence is told with a fresh slant and theatrical inventiveness. As Thomas Jefferson struggles to find the right words to frame a nation, a young Quaker must weigh his desire to participate in the struggle against his pacifist beliefs.

Recorded before an audience at UCLA’s James Bridges Theater in March 2017.

Directed by Martin Jarvis

Producing Director Susan Albert Loewenberg

Rosalind Ayres as Martha/Nelly Rose

Nate Corddry as Christian

Ellis Greer as Betty

Gregory Harrison as Carl/Thomas Jefferson

Lovensky Jean-Baptiste as James Hemmings

Ifan Meredith as Harry/Jim Madison

Darren Richardson as Daniel/George Mason/M. Perrault

Emily Swallow as Louisa/Imogen

Inger Tudor as Susannah/Sally

Additional chorus roles performed by the cast

Associate Artistic Director, Anna Lyse Erikson. Recording Engineer, Sound Designer, and Mixer, Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood. Senior Radio Producer, Ronn Lipkin. Foley Artist, Jonathan Kells Phillips. Production Manager, Katie Friesen. Editor, Mitchell Lindskoog.

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“The American Revolution was a confrontation about land and independence from economic oppression, but it was also the struggle of a young country to define a new set of lofty, hard-to-obtain ideals and ethics. In this thoughtful and thoroughly modern live performance, L.A. Theatre Works takes the listener on a late-eighteenth-century journey to an all-too-real place in which many patriots, including Thomas Jefferson, found themselves—caught between the heightened principles of ‘all men are created equal’ and the dark realities of slavery. The language and characters are simple and direct, and, like its cousin, Hamilton, the results are seriously entertaining. History and honest debate are alive and well in Jefferson’s Garden.”

— AudioFile 


  • Winner of the 2016 Writer's Guild Award for Best New Play

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About Timberlake Wertenbaker

Timberlake Wertenbaker is a British-based playwright, screenplay writer, and translator. She is the chair of playwriting at the University of East Anglia, artistic director of Natural Perspective Theatre Company, the artistic adviser to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and also serves on the council of the Royal Society of Literature. In 1983, she was the resident writer for “Shared Experience” and the Royal Court Theatre from 1984 to 1985. She was on the executive council of the English Stage Company from 1992 to 1997 and on the executive committee of PEN from 1998 to 2001. She served as the Royden B. Davis Professor of Theater at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, for 2005-06. She was the Leverhulme Artist in Residence at the Freud Museum in 2011.

About the Narrators

Rosalind Ayres is a leading English actress whose many movies include the Oscar-winning Gods and Monsters and Titanic. Her audio performances have won awards in both Britain and the United States, including AudioFile Earphones Awards.

Kiff VandenHeuvel, voice talent and audiobook narrator, is originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is an alumni of the Second City comedy theater. He is an accomplished improviser and sketch comedy director, and he teaches voice-over, improv, and directing at Second City Hollywood. He has appeared in hundreds of television and radio commercials and is well known in the video game community as the voice of Zachary Hale Comstock in Bioshock: Infinite.

Miriam Margolyes received the BAFTA Best Supporting Actress award in 1993 for The Age of Innocence. She was the voice of Fly the dog in Babe and appeared in Ladies in Lavender with Dames Maggie Smith and Judi Dench. In 2002 she played the role of Professor Sprout in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.