Plays by David Hirson

audio La Bete

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

In a comic whirlwind of high style, La Bête tells the story of Elomire, a 17th century French playwright, and his touring acting troupe who have come to lead the high life due to the patronage of the fickle Prince of Conti. Sparks fly when Valere, a swaggering braggert with delusions of artistic grandeur, becomes the Prince's choice to join Elomire's troupe. It is a battle of wits and witticisms as the two face off in this outrageous commentary on the nature of art and the artist in society.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Michael Cumpsty, Jen Dede, Alice Hirson, John de Lancie, Matt Letscher, Robert Machray, Tom McGowen, Amy Pietz, Andre Sogliuzzo and Sarah Zimmerman.

Featuring: Michael Cumpsty, Jen Dede, Alice Hirson, John de Lancie, Matt Letscher, Robert Machray, Tom McGowen, Amy Pietz, Andre Sogliuzzo, Sarah Zimmerman

David Hirson was born in New York City and was educated at Yale and Oxford. His plays have been produced on Broadway and internationally, receiving nominations for multiple Tony and Drama Desk Awards, and winning numerous honours including the John Gassner Award of the Outer Critics Circle, the New York Newsday/George Oppenheimer Award, the Marton Prize of the Dramatists Guild and an Olivier Award for Best Comedy of the Year (1992) for La Bête.