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Author: Athol Fugard Narrator: Julie Harris, Amy Irving, Harris Yulin Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2015 ISBN: 9781580813204
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When her husband dies, aging Miss Helen begins to fill her home in the remote South African bush with strange sculptures made from beer cans and old headlights. A local clergyman and a young woman visitor try to decide whether Miss Helens peculiar art is an outpouring of creativity or an outbreak of madness. An incandescent drama by South Africa’s most celebrated playwright. 

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Julie Harris, Amy Irving, and Harris Yulin.

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  • “The performances are all memorable; Julie Harris movingly brings out the lovable frailty of Miss Helen, and Amy Irving captures both the angry and the caring sides of Elsa.”

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About the Author

Athol Fugard is a South African playwright, novelist, actor, and director, best known for his political plays opposing the South African system of apartheid and for the 2005 Academy Award–winning film of his novel Tsotsi, directed by Gavin Hood.

About the Narrators

Julie Harris is one of America’s most versatile and gifted performers. She starred as Lilimae Clements in the popular series Knots Landing. She is best known to theater audiences for her Tony Award–winning portrayal of poet Emily Dickinson in the one-woman show The Belle of Amherst.

Amy Irving is known for her numerous film roles as well as acclaimed roles on Broadway and off-Broadway. She received an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the film Yentl, Golden Globe nominations for her performances in the films Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna and Crossing Delancey, and an Obie Award for her stage performance in The Road to Mecca. More recently she appeared in the films Traffic, Tuck Everlasting, and Thirteen Conversations about One Thing.

Harris Yulin is an Emmy-nominated stage, film, and television actor who is best known for his work in Scarface, Training Day, Rush Hour 2, and his appearances in Frasier, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Law & Order. He has also directed a number of plays, including This Lime Tree Bower, Don Juan in Hell, and Intimacy.