Winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Play, Tracy Letts' darkly comic epic offers a painfully funny look at a family struggling in the desolate heart of America.
An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast recording, featuring members of the original Steppenwolf Theatre and Broadway productions: Tara Lynne Barr, Shannon Cochran, Deanna Dunagan (Tony Award®, Best Leading Actress), Kimberly Guerrero, Francis Guinan, Scott Jaeck, Ron Livingston, Robert Maffia, Mariann Mayberry, Rondi Reed (Tony Award®, Best Featured Actress), and David Warshofsky. Directed by Bart DeLorenzo. Recorded by L.A. Thetare Works before a live audience.
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Sometimes outrageously laugh out loud funny, but the laugh sticks in your throat as often as not. This is at it's heart a gut wrenching family drama. All the more harrowing due to a great cast of actors that know and feel their characters. The emotions really comes across.
I hesitated when buying this. Do I really want to give almost three hours of listening time to a live audience play? Let me say, I did not regret it.
I never got to see this play live. This is the next best thing. I'm very glad I purchased this title. The story is compelling and very well written. I've read plays before, but this stars the original Tony award winning cast. Great way to spend 3 hours. Listening to a little bit of culture.
wow felt like I was actually watching a play.....I'm going to listen again. would recommend for a short read
I absolutely hated the foul language! It was carried too far and ruined the story for me! The performers were good. The story was disturbing. But the cursing like a longshoreman ruined it. Total waste of my money and time.
This emotional interplay of family relationships and the role of grace and forgiveness kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the performance.
From Wilm., De. Love reading and audiobooks. Other interests include cooking, attending cultural events, my dogs, birding, music and movies.
Did not realize I was purchasing a Play instead of a short story. I am so glad I did. Easy to follow the characters and scene changes. A worthwhile listen and now I would like to see the movie . Very intense, exciting and emotional - a typical family at its worst. Nicely performed--bravo.
No. I have no idea what the play was meant to be about or what the point was.
I can safely say there's not one part of that play that I ever need to hear again.
It is a movie and I plan to never see it. I just didn't get it..
This was a beautifully performed play about a lot of miserable people getting together to make each other more miserable which, in turn, may me miserable listening to it. I stuck it out thinking that there would be some point to all this misery. If there was one, I missed it altogether.
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