In this original adaptation of E.M. Forster’s novel, an encounter in Florence and an offer to exchange rooms brings George Emerson to the attention of Lucy Honeychurch. Their flirtation is cut short by Lucy’s chaperone, but when they meet again back home in England, Lucy must negotiate the demands of her station with the desires of her heart.
Includes an interview with Julian Sands.
Recorded before a live audience at UCLA's James Bridges Theater in March 2019.
Adapted and Directed by Kate McAll
Producing Director: Susan Albert Loewenberg
Rosalind Ayres as Charlotte Bartlett
Edita Brychta as Mrs. Honeychurch, Miss Lavish, Signora
Alastair James Murden as Freddy Honeychurch, Guide, Italian Driver
Moira Quirk as Miss Catherine Alan, Miss Teresa Alan, Maid
Darren Richardson as Mr. Beebe and Sir Harry
Julian Sands as Mr. Emerson
Eugene Simon as George Emerson
Eleanor Tomlinson as Lucy Honeychurch
Matthew Wolf as Cecil Vyse, Shopkeeper, English Driver
Associate Artistic Director: Anna Lyse Erikson. Sound Designer, Recording and Mixing Engineer: Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood. Senior Radio Producer: Ronn Lipkin. Foley Artist: Brian Wallace. Production Manager: Jessie Vachiano. Editor: Julian Nicholson
"E.M. Forster's 1908 romantic satire about Brits of the middling upper crust is famously sharp, funny, silly, and benevolent. L.A. Theatre Works' scripted adaptation honors all of the novel's best qualities.... No matter how you listen - for madcap froth or to skewer bourgeois pretentions - there is much to relish in this production about Britons abroad and at home." (AudioFile Magazine)