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Plays by Richard Nelson

audio The General From America

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

He was a friend of George Washington and a decorated hero of the Revolutionary War. What caused Benedict Arnold to renounce his country and become one of America’s most reviled figures? Richard Dreyfuss stars in Richard Nelson’s dramatic and surprisingly modern take on the man whose name is now a synonym for being a traitor.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast recording, starring Samantha Bennett, Steven Culp, Keene Curtis, Richard Dreyfuss, Charles Durning, Dominic Keating, Shirley Knight, Richard Hoyt Miller, Laurel Moglen, and Douglas Weston.

Directed by Gordon Hunt and recorded before a live audience by L.A. Theatre Works.

Featuring: Samantha Bennett, Steven Culp, Keene Curtis, Richard Dreyfuss, Charles Durning, Dominic Keating, Shirley Knight, Richard Hoyt Miller, Laurel Moglen, Douglas Weston

audio Some Americans Abroad

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

When a group of American professors gathers in London to teach a theatre course, the sparks fly as they squabble over academic politics, with egos, reputations, and careers at stake.

An L.A. Theatre Works full cast production, starring Ken Baltin, William Cain, Tara Callaghan, Lindsay Crouse, Julie Harris, Will Lyman, Kathleen McInerny, Dossy Peabody, Paula Plum, Alan Rachins, Mark Schilling, Wallace Shawn.

Directed by Andreas Teuber. Recorded before a live audience by L.A. Theatre Works.

Featuring: Ken Baltin, William Cain, Tara Callaghan, Lindsay Crouse, Julie Harris, Will Lyman, Kathleen McInerny, Dossy Peabody, Paula Plum, Alan Rachins, Mark Schilling, Wallace Shawn

Richard Nelson is an American dramatist, librettist and director. A multi-award-winning writer, and Honorary Associate Artist of the RSC, he has also been the recipient of an Academy Award from the Amercian Academy of Arts and Letters, a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship; an Obie Award for Playwriting, Vienna Notes (1979); a Rockefeller Foundation Playwright-in-Residence Award, Arena Stage (1979–80); an Obie Award for Innovative Programming (with David Jones), Brooklyn Academy of Music Theater Company (1979); a Giles Cooper Award for plays written for BBC Radio, Languages Spoken Here (1987); a Giles Cooper Award for plays written for BBC Radio, Eating Words (1989); a Drama Desk Award, Outstanding New Play for Some Americans Abroad (1990); a Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical, James Joyce's The Dead (2000); and a PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award, Grand Master of American Theater (2008). His plays include An American Comedy, Bal, Between East and West, Columbus and the Discovery of Japan, Conjuring an Event, Conversations at Tusculum, Farewell to the Theatre, Frank’s Home, The General from America, Goodnight Children Everywhere, How Shakespeare Won The West, Jungle Coup, Kenneth's First Play, The Killing of Yablonski, Left, Madame Melville, Misha's Party, New England, Nikolai and The Others, Principia Scriptorae, Regular Singing, The Return of Pinocchio, Rip Van Winkle, Rodney's Wife, Two Shakespearean Actors Some Americans Abroad, Sorry, Sweet and Sad, That Hopey Changey Thing, The Vienna Notes and Where I Come From.