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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,389 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Guare Narrator: Chuma Hunter-Gault, Alan Alda, and full cast Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2001 ISBN:
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In a Fifth Avenue apartment high above Central Park, a weathy art dealer and his wife are trying to interest a moneyed friend in a $2 million investment when an unexpected young guest arrives - and changes their lives forever. Veering effortlessly from hilarity to pathos, this dazzling play was lauded by The New York Times as transcendent, magical, and a masterwork. Performed by a full cast starring Alan Alda, Swoosie Kurtz, and Chuma Hunter-Gault. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brynne | 2/18/2014

    " This play is seriously good. I would completely recommend reading it and then watching the movie version with Will Smith and Stocker Channing. Well worth your time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth Timme | 1/28/2014

    " I really loved this play too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca Bourgeois | 1/27/2014

    " This was my first attempt at directing and producing a play. It is possibly my favorite. It is full of surprises. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/17/2014

    " Interesting to read a play, I should read more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Simran | 1/2/2014

    " You never lose sense that you're in a play with this book but in a good way. The dramatic entrances & exits, the dialogue, the antagonism between the parents & their children, and how this translated into opportunity for Paul; a desperate, lost, young man to squeeze himself into their lives. The image i have is of a square trying to fit into a round hole but.. succeeding. The 6 degrees of separation theory is brought into sharp relief when they realize they've all been duped by the same man, Paul, and disarmed partly with the fantasy of him being Sidney Poitier's son. There's this harried feel as they try to figure out the 6 degrees of separation between them and Sidney Poitier, and one of the messages of the play is that Person A is connected to a random Person B on the other side of the city, globe, whatever but you have to find the right 6 people in between to make this connection. The other message i took away was that everyone wants to belong somewhere, and Paul attempts this in increasingly awkward ways but I couldn't help but feel sympathy for him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 12/28/2013

    " A beautiful, captivating story, told in a beautiful, captivating way. I fell in love with the movie & decided to read the play; turns out the text is pretty much identical, but of course, it's a very different experience to read it. This is such a wordy play - I feel like I have a much deeper understanding of it now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Skittle Booth | 12/23/2013

    " A news story fleshed out into a play with newspaper-thin characters, but it moves fast so it seems like more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terri | 12/16/2013

    " The experience of reading this play for the first time, not knowing what would happen, was amazing. The movie version doesn't even come close to doing it justice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monica | 11/7/2013

    " I thought this play was rather fast paced and often confusing, though I also found it rather humorous and interesting to read at other times. I essentially enjoyed the play, but did not find it one of the better stories that I have read so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ducky | 10/21/2013

    " For the ending--just for the ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy Budetti | 9/28/2013

    " Quick, interesting read. I'm curious how it plays out onstage. I'd love to see it performed, and I'm going to try to rent the movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 8/18/2013

    " I loved it. The movie, though its thick with 90s sensibility, is also very good. Will Smith is really good in it too...no joke. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jodi Schiedel | 8/17/2013

    " I would suggest reading this in one setting, which is very possible since it is quite short. Also, I would really like to see the movie after reading this and not just because Will Smith is in it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claire | 3/24/2013

    " Had a "I THINK I like it" feeling when I finished. Interesting take on the things that can't be taken away from us and our human need for connection of any kind. Would like to see it performed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Garnett | 12/13/2012

    " This play was intended to be performed quickly, without an intermission. It reads quickly, too. The dialog is snappy and fun, though some of the message is obviously lost when reading (as opposed to viewing) the play. Still, I find myself contemplating some of the dialog long after reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roy | 10/26/2012

    " its kinda complicated, but funny, and weird "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 9/8/2012

    " One of my favourite plays, one of my favourite screenplays, one of my favourite movies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan | 8/29/2012

    " This is one of my favorite things I have ever read. Really. I must've read it at least 10 times. That's not an exaggeration. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaethe | 8/7/2012

    " It isn't a play that tries to tell you anything, it's one that shares some odd/amusing/heartbreaking anecdotes and leaves it to you to ask and answer the questions. marvelous as a film, too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 8/4/2012

    " love when they discuss Catcher in the Rye "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elyse Freilich | 6/14/2012

    " I has rhis on my bookahelf for years. I dont recall who recommended it. I thoroughly enjoyed it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 5/16/2012

    " Blew me away. Read it now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna Darbinyan | 3/15/2012

    " An interesting plot of how people can actually become connected and speaking both literally and emotionally. The play shows the impact each and everyone's attitude can play a major role for someone else. A nice flow to the reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 2/15/2012

    " a smart character study. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 8/20/2011

    " Read this in English 52: 20th Century Drama with Professor Donald Pease. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 1/28/2011

    " I read this after seeing the play performed which made things a lot clearer then i think they would be just reading the play on it's own. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Garnett | 11/5/2009

    " This play was intended to be performed quickly, without an intermission. It reads quickly, too. The dialog is snappy and fun, though some of the message is obviously lost when reading (as opposed to viewing) the play. Still, I find myself contemplating some of the dialog long after reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jodi | 10/22/2009

    " I would suggest reading this in one setting, which is very possible since it is quite short. Also, I would really like to see the movie after reading this and not just because Will Smith is in it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roy | 1/29/2009

    " its kinda complicated, but funny, and weird "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 7/7/2008

    " This was my first attempt at directing and producing a play. It is possibly my favorite. It is full of surprises. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claire | 6/23/2008

    " Had a "I THINK I like it" feeling when I finished. Interesting take on the things that can't be taken away from us and our human need for connection of any kind. Would like to see it performed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 4/24/2008

    " I loved it. The movie, though its thick with 90s sensibility, is also very good. Will Smith is really good in it too...no joke. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terri | 2/8/2008

    " The experience of reading this play for the first time, not knowing what would happen, was amazing. The movie version doesn't even come close to doing it justice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 10/18/2007

    " Read this in English 52: 20th Century Drama with Professor Donald Pease. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brynne | 8/8/2007

    " This play is seriously good. I would completely recommend reading it and then watching the movie version with Will Smith and Stocker Channing. Well worth your time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 7/26/2007

    " I really loved this play too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan | 7/26/2007

    " This is one of my favorite things I have ever read. Really. I must've read it at least 10 times. That's not an exaggeration. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andy | 6/27/2007

    " I read this play about once a year. It's an amazing examination of class, race, sexuality and art. I've never seen it performed live but would love to. I don't think the film with Will Smith does it justice. "

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