Cakewalk

Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Broadway legend Elaine Stritch stars as author Lillian Hellman in Peter Feibleman’s beguiling account of Hellman’s tumultuous relationship across several decades with a man 25 years her junior, played by Oscar nominee Bruce Davison.

Accompanied by the original music of Carly Simon. Includes a conversation with Hellman scholar Deborah Martinson, author of Lillian Hellman: A Life with Foxes and Scoundrels.

Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in February 2000.

Directed by Rosalind Ayres

Producing Director Susan Albert Loewenberg

Samantha Bennett as Esther Bruce

Bruce Davison as Cuff

Claudette Nevins as Women’s Voices

Raphael Sbarge as Men’s Voices

Elaine Stritch as Lilly

Radio Producer: Raymond Guarna

Foley Artist/Stage Manager: John Lovick

©2009 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2009 L.A. Theatre Works

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Stritch!

wonderful and very moving performances by Ms. Stritch and Mr. Davidson! Hellman has always been a favorite writer of mine and this is a deeply personal portrait of a very interesting and complex woman.

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Excellent!

Great writing, acting and direction. Outstanding production. One of the best I’ve heard on LATW.

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Wonderful story and great performances!

What a treat to have this recording of a great play and marvelous performances by Elaine Stritch and Bruce Davison! Both brought the characters to life in such vivid portrayals. I laughed and cried. If only I could have experienced it in person! Highly recommended if you are a fan of Elaine Stritch!!!

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Loved it

Found my self laughing out loud several times at Lillie's character. What a broad, you wish you could know someone like that in your life, course she played scrabble like my mother, would kick your butt every time without trying. Character's were exceptional.