Bunbury

A Serious Play for Trivial People
Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
4.0 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

What if...Romeo and Juliet had a happy ending? Or Blanche Dubois didn’t go crazy? Or the three sisters actually made it to Moscow? When he discovers he’s only a fictitious, never-seen character in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, Bunbury joins forces with Rosaline, Romeo’s never-seen obsession from Romeo and Juliet. Together they infiltrate and alter classic literature.

Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in July 2006.

Directed by Rosalind Ayres

Producing Director Susan Albert Loewenberg

Jean Gilpin as Lady Bracknell/Martha/Old Cecily

Kathryn Hahn as Rosaline/Masha

Melinda Page Hamilton as Cecily/Blanche/Irina

Peter Paige as Bunbury

Amanda Rowan as Gwendolyn/Olga/Juliet

Orlando Seale as Hartley/Romeo/Vladimir

André Sogliuzzo as Algernon/Alan/Jim

John Vickery as Friar Lawrence/Lawyer/George/Old Alg

Matthew Wolf as Jack/Estragon/Voice of the Peacock

Associate Producer: Brendon Fox

Recording Engineer/Sound Designer/Mixer: Mark Holden

Stage Manager/Foley Artist: Amy Bristol

©2006 Tom Jacobson (P)2006 L.A. Theatre Works

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A Trivial Play for English Lit Readers

A one-joke play that lasted too long.

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Funny, full of clever referencess

Like most similar productions, it lacks stage descriptions, costume photos, etc which would be useful, but it's easy to understand the content, a lovely diverse cast (not racially/ethnically, but in terms of characters from different writers, different eras which those familiar with drama will recognize.