Beschreibung von Audible
What would happen if Romeo and Juliet had a happy ending, Tennessee Williams's Blanche Dubois did not go mad, or Chekhov's Three Sisters really did make it to Moscow? This play strives to answer these questions. To recap all the literary and dramatic alterations found in this play would be impossible. What is possible to note is the outstanding performance by Peter Paige, who, as Bunbury, employs an animated vocal style to create a most interesting character. Overall, the production is well paced, with each character definitively voiced with energy and focus. Listeners will enjoy this journey through altered classic literature.
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