Senator Eddie Bowman cannot see the point of invading a miniscule Caribbean island to rescue a bunch of overly tanned medical students. But as the 1983 invasion of Grenada gets underway, the Senator finds himself at odds with a mysterious foreign-policy specialist who cultivates roses, the President's sexy new speechwriter-and his own son.
Halcyon Days, a play from one of America's top playwrights, Steven Dietz, captures the charged atmosphere of a politically controversial time: the U.S. invasion of Grenada. The central character, Senator Eddie Bowman, suffers from a dilemma: why invade a tiny Caribbean island to rescue some medical students? But clashes with a foreign policy specialist and a beguiling speechwriter serve to complicate matters. This recording from L.A. Theatre Works brings out a dynamic, energetic performance from an all-star cast of Hollywood greats including Ed Begley, Jr., Anne Archer, and Richard Masur that's sure to captivate listeners who are fans of live theater.
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