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Author: David Rambo Narrator: Nick Toren, Jules Willcox, Matthew Floyd Miller, Seamus Dever, Hugo Armstrong, James Morrison, Matthew Arkin, Josh Stamberg, David Selby, John Vickery, Rich Sommer Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Audio Theater Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2017 ISBN: 9781682660485
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The judgment of an untested president is all that stands between us and WWIII. As Soviet nuclear missiles move ever closer to Cuba, President John F. Kennedy must chart a course between conflicting counsel and unparalleled emotional stakes to prevent nuclear annihilation. The newly-minted U.S. President is put to the ultimate test in this riveting original commission from playwright David Rambo (Empire, C.S.I.)

Includes a panel discussion about the Cuban Missile Crisis with playwright David Rambo; Bob Stern, the past president of the LA-based Center on Governmental Studies; Richard Anderson, a Professor of Political Science at UCLA and former CIA analyst; and Geoff Cowan, a University Professor at USC. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast production starring: Matthew Arkin as Llewellyn Thompson, First Reporter Hugo Armstrong as Lyndon Johnson, Anatoly Dobrynin Seamus Dever as Robert McNamara Matthew Floyd Miller as Robert F. Kennedy James Morrison as John McCone, TV Floor Manager David Selby as Dean Rusk Rich Sommer as McGeorge Bundy Josh Stamberg as John F. Kennedy Nick Toren as Ted Sorenson, Second Reporter, General Curtis LeMay John Vickery as Nikita Khrushchev, General Taylor Jules Willcox as Jackie Kennedy, Mrs. Lincoln, Third Reporter

Directed by Brian Kite and recorded live in performance at UCLA’s James Bridges Theater in May 2017.

Sound Effects Artist, Aaron Lyons. Production Manager, Katie Friesen. Music Supervisor, Ronn Lipkin. Assistant to the Director, Michelle Gong. Historical Research, Nick Fanego. Associate Producer, Anna Lyse Erikson. Editor, Mitchell Lindskoog. Recording Engineer, Sound Designer, and Mixer, Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood.

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About the Author

David Rambo is an American playwright, actor, and scriptwriter. He wrote God’s Man in Texas, one of the most produced plays in US regional theaetrs. He also adapted the classic screenplay, Adam’s Rib by Garson Kanin and Ruth Gordon, for LA Theatre Works. He works as a writer for the television series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. The author of occasional arts essays and criticism for the Los Angeles Times, he is a member of the Dramatists Guild, ASCAP, and Writers Guild of America, West.

About the Narrators

Devon Sorvari is an Earphones Award–winning and Audie Award–nominated narrator. She graduated from NYU’s Circle in the Square program and The Classical Studio. She has nationwide theater credits ranging from Shakespeare to musicals.

Seamus Dever is an award-winning actor and star of ABC’s Castle as Homicide Detective Kevin Ryan. His other television roles include Army Wives, General Hospital, and Mad Men, and his film credits include Hollywoodland. He is well known to theater audiences for his acclaimed role of Alex in A Clockwork Orange. He is a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University and the Moscow Art Theatre. He and his wife Juliana reside in Los Angeles with their two rescue dogs and are proud vegetarians active in animal rights and environmental causes.

David Selby is an actor, playwright, and poet. He received BS and MA degrees from West Virginia University and a PhD from Southern Illinois University. He is well known for his role as Quentin Collins in Dark Shadows. David has carved out an impressive stage career with many Broadway appearances, including Ghandi, The Heiress, The Eccentricities of a Nightingale, and I Won’t Dance. He has had several roles in television and film, and he has published several poetry collections.

John Vickery is a classical stage actor who has appeared in many stage performances, including The Lion King on Broadway, in which he played Scar. He has also appeared on a variety of television shows, most notably Babylon 5 and Star Trek.