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    • The Crucible

    • By: Arthur Miller
    • Narrated by: Stacy Keach, Richard Dreyfuss, Ed Begley Jr., and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 790
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 643
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 644

    In the rigid theocracy of Salem, Massachusetts, rumors that women are practicing witchcraft galvanize the town. In the ruthlessness of the prosecutors and the eagerness of neighbor to testify against neighbor, The Crucible mirrors the anti-Communist hysteria in the 1950s.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged Version

    • By Michael G. Stoffel on 05-07-12

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Motherf--ker with the Hat

    • By: Stephen Adly Guirgis
    • Narrated by: Bobby Cannavale, Chris Rock, Elizabeth Rodriguez, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195

    Addiction, pain, and explosive tempers are not exactly what you’d call the ingredients for a side-splitting comedy. Yet Steven Adly Guiguis has created a profane, hilarious masterpiece that earned a "hatful" of theatrical accolades in 2011, including a Drama Desk award for Outstanding Actor in a Play for Bobby Cannavale. Stars the original Broadway cast: Chris Rock, Bobby Canavale, Annabella Sciorra, Elizabeth Rodriguez and Yul Vazquez.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb voice acting from Bobby Cannavale!

    • By Joshua H. on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Macbeth

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: James Marsters, Joanne Whalley, Josh Cooke, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 298
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270

    Infamously known as the cursed Scottish play, Macbeth is perhaps Shakespeare’s darkest tragedy. When General Macbeth is foretold by three witches that he will one day be King of Scotland, Lady Macbeth convinces him to get rid of anyone who could stand in his way – including committing regicide. As Macbeth ascends to the throne through bloody murder, he becomes a tyrant consumed by fear and paranoia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Might want to Read Along

    • By SydSavvy on 02-03-14

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Twelve Angry Men

    • By: Reginald Rose
    • Narrated by: Dan Castellaneta, Hector Elizondo, Armin Shimerman
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,582
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,447
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,435

    Over the course of a steamy and tense afternoon, 12 jurors deliberate the fate of a 19-year-old boy alleged to have murdered his own father. A seemingly open and shut case turns complicated, igniting passions and hidden prejudices.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • OMG....I loved this dramatization!

    • By Debi Ursery on 04-06-12

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Oedipus the King

    • By: Sophocles
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171

    In Sophocles' tragedy, Oedipus discovers that he has been caught in his terrible destiny, unknowingly murdering his father and marrying his mother.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By Mark on 11-24-09

    Regular price: $6.95

    • A Doll House

    • By: Henrik Ibsen
    • Narrated by: Calista Flockhart, Tony Abatemarco, Tim Dekay, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,034
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 946
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 941

    A new recording of Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece, starring Calista Flockhart. Nora Helmer has everything a young housewife could want: beautiful children, an adoring husband, and a bright future. But when a carelessly buried secret rises from the past, Nora's well-calibrated domestic ideal starts to crumble. Ibsen's play is as fresh today as it was when it first stormed the stages of 19th-century Europe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Independence

    • By Renee on 01-24-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Oscar Wilde Collection

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: James Marsters, Jacqueline Bisset, Alfred Molina, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269

    Four classic comedies from one of the wittiest playwrights in Western literature: Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, and The Importance of Being Earnest, all featuring star-studded casts with the likes of Jacqueline Bisset, Miriam Margolyes, James Marsters, Alfred Molina, Roger Rees, Yeardley Smith, Eric Stoltz, and many more. This audio also includes a chilling dramatization of Wilde's sole novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Collection

    • By Anniebligh on 03-31-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Importance of Being Earnest (Dramatized)

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: James Marsters, Charles Busch, Emily Bergl, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,530
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,336
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,333

    This final play from the pen of Oscar Wilde is a stylish send-up of Victorian courtship and manners, complete with assumed names, mistaken lovers, and a lost handbag. Jack and Algernon are best friends, both wooing ladies who think their names are Ernest, "that name which inspires absolute confidence". Wilde's effervescent wit, scathing social satire, and high farce make this one of the most cherished plays in the English language.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Delightfully silly

    • By Tad Davis on 09-12-11

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Neil Simon Collection

    • By: Neil Simon
    • Narrated by: Dan Castellaneta, Nathan Lane, Richard Dreyfuss, and others
    • Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133

    Ten essential plays by Neil Simon, one of the world’s most celebrated, translated, and widely performed playwrights, including Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, Brighton Beach Memoirs, and more.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good, but missing something

    • By Michael on 12-28-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Tartuffe

    • By: Molière, Richard Wilbur (translator)
    • Narrated by: Brian Bedford, JB Blanc, Daniel Blinkoff, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    Initially banned in France by King Louis, Molière's celebrated social satire Tartuffe exposes false piety and hypocrisy in the Catholic Church. When a pious fraud worms his way into a wealthy family and manipulates the patriarch into giving up his fortune, it’s up to his family to expose the truth before they end up in the poorhouse!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great!

    • By Kevin Pablo on 03-01-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Five Short Stories by Women

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates, Amy Hempel, Rebecca Lee, and others
    • Narrated by: Emily Bergl, Lynn Collins, Sarah Drew, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23

    L.A. Theatre Works presents Five Short Stories by Women, a quintet of tales from some of America’s most distinguished female authors.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good dramas but lack variety

    • By The Lovely Rod on 02-24-17

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Arcadia

    • By: Tom Stoppard
    • Narrated by: Kate Burton, Mark Capri, Jennifer Dundas, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176

    Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia merges science with human concerns and ideals, examining the universe’s influence in our everyday lives and ultimate fates through relationship between past and present, order and disorder and the certainty of knowledge. Set in an English country house in the year 1809-1812 and 1989, the play examines the lives of two modern scholars and the house's current residents with the lives of those who lived there 180 years earlier.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great production

    • By M. W. Roberts on 02-23-11

    Regular price: $6.95

    • All My Sons

    • By: Arthur Miller
    • Narrated by: Julie Harris, James Farentino, Arye Gross, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    World War II is over and a family, mourning a son missing in action, plants a memorial tree and tries to go on with their lives. A storm blows down the tree and a devastating family secret is uprooted, setting the characters on a terrifying journey towards truth.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • terrific play, great performances

    • By Calliope on 04-20-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Steel Magnolias

    • By: Robert Harling
    • Narrated by: Frances Fisher, Shannon Holt, Amy Pietz, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Within the walls of Truvy's beauty shop are six women whose lives increasingly hinge on the existence of one another. Together, they absorb the passing seasons, just like the weathered wooden structure of the salon "home" that they share.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • incredibly witty and emotional

    • By Hsinju on 06-01-18

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Antigone

    • By: Jean Anouilh
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Marvel, Full Cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    The body of Polynices, Antigone's brother, has been ordered to remain unburied by Creon, the new king of Thebes. Antigone defies the law, sealing her fate. Originally produced in Paris during the Nazi occupation, Anouilh's Antigone was seen by the French as theatre resistance and by Germans as an affirmation of authority.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A classic is given a fabulous update!

    • By Joshua on 09-28-13

    Regular price: $6.95

    • M. Butterfly

    • By: David Henry Hwang
    • Narrated by: John Lithgow, B.D. Wong, David Dukes, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    John Lithgow and B.D. Wong here recreate their original roles from the Tony Award-winning production. Inspired by an actual espionage scandal, a French diplomat discovers the startling truth about his Chinese mistress.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great play, but you need to know it first

    • By Calliope on 06-22-13

    Regular price: $6.95

    • As You Like It

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Lynn Collins, Alexis Jacknow, Jeff Gardner, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Love triumphs in As You Like It, Shakespeare's joyous comic adventure! Rosalind, arguably Shakespeare's greatest female character, is banished from court and follows her exiled father into the untamed Forest of Arden. Disguised as a man for safety, Rosalind's great wit and good nature show through her male trappings as she engages with fools and philosophers adrift in the woods, and ultimately falls in love.

    Regular price: $4.95

    • A Lesson Before Dying

    • By: Romulus Linney
    • Narrated by: Rick Foucheux, Keith Glover, Jamahl Marsh, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    A Lesson Before Dying is set in a small Louisiana Cajun community in the late 1940s. Jefferson, a young illiterate black man, is falsely convicted of murder and is sentenced to death. Grant Wiggins, the plantation schoolteacher, agrees to talk with the condemned man. The two men forge a bond as they come to understand what it means to resist and defy one's fate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Play

    • By Kassie on 03-01-07

    Regular price: $6.95

    • August: Osage County

    • By: Tracy Letts
    • Narrated by: Tara Lynne Barr, Shannon Cochran, Rosemarie DeWitt, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 423
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 370
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 375

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Side-Splitting and Heart-Breaking!

    • By Kindle Customer on 04-10-15

    Regular price: $4.95

    • War of the Worlds (Dramatized)

    • By: H.G. Wells, adapted by Howard Koch
    • Narrated by: Leonard Nimoy, Gates McFadden, a full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188

    Join actors from television's Star Trek - including Leonard Nimoy, Brent Spiner, and Gates McFadden - as they recreate this classic radio thriller. The breathless pace and convincing details make it clear why the 1938 broadcast caused a nationwide panic. You may panic too...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not the Mercury Theater, but still fun

    • By Nick on 10-10-04

    Regular price: $6.95

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