LA Theatre Works

  • by John Guare, John Pielmeier, Sam Shepard
  • Narrated by Alan Alda, Swoosie Kurtz, Barbara Bain, Alfred Molina
  • 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

This collection features three modern classics of drama:Six Degrees of Separation
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.Agnes of God
In this contemporary murder mystery, set within the confines of a convent, Agnes is a devout, innocent young nun accused of infanticide. As a psychiatrist - herself a lapsed Catholic - and the Mother Superior struggle over Agnes' fate, the play plunges deeply into the mystery of faith and the consequence of truth.True West
Pulitzer Prize-winner Sam Shepard's classic comedy is a story of estranged brothers Austin and Lee. Shepard compares and contrasts the reality of the two brothers by forcing them to come to terms with each other, with themselves, and with family.

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Fantastic series

This was my first listen to the LA Theatre Works series, and I was pretty reluctant to use up two of my precious subscriber credits on one download. However, it was completely worth it, and I plan to download more in the series.

I usually listen to novels, and this was a completely different experience -- much more like the actual theater than an audiobook. I was really surprised by how engrossed I was in these performances. Although a certificable audiobook addict, I usually listen to audio books while doing another activity. These, however, would have been enough to keep me completely occupied in their own right.

Wonderful experience, wonderful performances, and one of the few downloads I fully intend to listen to again and again. Bravo!

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- Nicky Gleason

Just like being at the theatre!

Although the cast of "Agnes" is not as strong as the casts of "Six Degrees" and "True West" this is none-the-less an excellent purchase. This production of "Six Degrees" is especially well done. Alan Alda and Swoosie Kurtz are such a treat. All three plays are engaging and thought-provoking. I was hesitant to spend two credits on a single purchase, but it was worth it.
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- Lisa

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-14-2006
  • Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works