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Download LA Theatre Works: Pulitzer Prize Plays Vol. 2 Audiobook

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3.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 5 3.71 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Neil Simon Narrator: Dan Castellaneta, Jimmy Smits, Sharon Gless Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2006 ISBN:
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This collection features three Pulitzer Prize-winning plays:

Lost in Yonkers
Set in Yonkers in 1942, two boys, aged 13 and 16, must spend one year with their austere and demanding grandmother. While the war rages in Europe, Jay and Arty learn the ropes from Uncle Louis and assorted relatives, all peculiar characters. Neil Simon's Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play is performed here by a full cast, featuring Barbara Bain, Dan Castellaneta, and more.

Anna in the Tropics
This poignant and poetic 2003 Pulitzer Prize-winning play captures 1929 Florida at a time when cigars are still rolled by hand and lectors are employed to educate and entertain the workers. The arrival of a new lector is a cause for celebration. But when he reads aloud from Anna Karenina, he unwittingly becomes a catalyst in the lives of his avid listeners, for whom Tolstoy, the tropics, and The American Dream prove a volatile combination.

'Night Mother
This play tells the powerful story of an epileptic woman in her early 40s systematically preparing her own death... and the frantic and touching efforts of her mother to stop her. This searing drama, which won the Pulitzer Prize on Broadway, is guaranteed to keep any listener on the edge of their seat. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deepti | 5/12/2011

    " l liked this play. There's something about the characters that makes me think of the Seinfeld characters...hee hee...though it's a little moralistic here and there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandy | 3/10/2011

    " I love this play and I love Neil Simon. The banter, the conversation and the relationship between these two men are funny, insightful and a must-read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Relyn | 12/28/2010

    " This was another recording by LA Theater Works. Nathan Lane made a great Oscar. I just loved it. Laughed and laughed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jodi | 6/26/2010

    " Absolutely hilarious! I was literally laughing aloud at these plays which is so rare. I'm going to rent the movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl A. | 6/18/2010

    " Great light read for vacation or beach. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 KC | 11/25/2009

    " Very fun. I actually haven't read the original, which I feel like I should really do now. Many of the jokes are the same in both versions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meltha | 7/28/2009

    " Classic, utterly wonderful comedy. Many, many moons ago I played Cecily Pidgeon, so I have fond memories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 8/8/2008

    " Cannot help but adore Simon's caustic wit. This play was tailor made for Walter Mathau! I wonder if The Odd Couple served as Jim Henson's inspiration for Statler and Waldorf... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Travis | 1/25/2008

    " Neil Simon writes funny relationships and quirky characters. he is an easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 10/1/2007

    " excellent subway reading - short, funny, and easy to read even in small episodes. some friends of mine performed the play in college, so the script was familiar to me, but included lots of delightful details on staging and characterization. "

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About the Author
Author Neil Simon

Neil Simon, Americas most prolific and beloved playwright, is the author of more than thirty plays and screenplays. As a child he found refuge and inspiration watching early comedians like Charlie Chaplin, eventually deciding to incorporate comedy into his many works. He was awarded a Pulitzer Prize and three Tony Awards and received more Oscar and Tony Award nominations than any other writer. Despite this, many still feel he is underrated. He now splits his time between New York and Los Angeles.