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Author: Lillian Hellman Narrator: A Full Cast Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Audio Theater Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 ISBN: 9781580815802
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A Chekhovian comedy from Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Lillian Hellman about the sad and funny frailties of human existence. As the summer of 1949 draws to a close, a group of middle-aged friends are gathering for their annual retreat at a genteel Southern resort. An acquaintance from the past thrusts himself into the yearly gathering, forcing them to re-examine their mundane yet seemingly idyllic existence, the opportunities they’ve lost, and the lives that have passed them by.


An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Glenne Headly as Rose Griggs; Julie Harris as Mrs. Mary Ellis; David Clennon as General Benjamin Griggs; Eric Stoltz as Edward Crossman; Scott Wolf as Frederick Ellis; Roxanne Hart as Carrie Ellis; Tracy Middendorf as Sophie Tuckerman; Jeronimo Spinx as Leon; Gates McFadden as Constance Tuckerman; David Selby as Nicholas Denery; Mary Steenburgen as Nina Denery; Lynne Marta as Hilda

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About the Author

Lillian Hellman (1905–1984) was an American dramatist and screenwriter known for her success as a playwright on Broadway, as well as her left-wing sympathies and political activism. Among her successes on Broadway were Watch on the Rhine, The Autumn Garden, Toys in the Attic, Another Part of the Forest, The Children’s Hour, and The lLttle Foxes. She adapted her semi-autobiographical play The Little Foxes into a screenplay, which starred Bette Davis and received an Academy Award nomination in 1942.

About the Narrator

Calvin Trillin has been a staff writer at the New Yorker since 1963. He is the author of thirty books. His nonfiction includes Jackson, 1964; About Alice; and Remembering Denny. His humor writing includes books of political verse, comic novels, books on eating, and children’s poetry. In 2012, he was awarded the Thurber Prize for American Humor for Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff. In 2013, he was inducted into the New York Writers Hall of Fame.