Wendy Wasserstein

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Plays by Wendy Wasserstein

audio An American Daughter

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

Pulitzer-Prize winner Wendy Wasserstein spins a comic and moving tale about the pitfalls that await political appointees. As a respected health crusader and devoted wife and mother, Dr. Lyssa Hughes seems perfect for the role of U.S. Surgeon General, until a chance remark at a fashionable brunch sets off a media feeding frenzy.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring David Birney, Anna Gunn, Jamie Hanes, Gregory Itzin, Michael Malone, Kevin McCarthy, Mary McDonnell, Claudette Nevins and Denise Nicholas.

Featuring: David Birney, Anna Gunn, Jamie Hanes, Gregory Itzin, Michael Malone, Kevin McCarthy, Mary McDonnell, Claudette Nevins, Denise Nicholas

audio The Heidi Chronicles

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

This Pulitzer Prize winning play is the tale of a baby boomer's long, hard road from 60's confusion to 1990's self-assured woman...or so she hopes.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Lisa Akey, Kosha Engler, Kaitlin Hopkins, Barbara Klein, Lisa Pelikan, Martha Plimpton, Scot Reese, Raphael Sbarge and Grant Shaud.

Featuring: Lisa Akey, Kosha Engler, Kaitlin Hopkins, Barbara Klein, Lisa Pelikan, Martha Plimpton, Scot Reese, Raphael Sbarge, Grant Shaud

audio The Sisters Rosensweig

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

This delightful Broadway hit chronicles three Jewish sisters from Brooklyn as they gather in London to celebrate a birthday. Wasserstein’s three sisters include a brilliant banker and single mother who has given up on romance, a suburban housewife who moonlights as a talk-show host and a travel writer who still wants to write her serious book.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Caroline Aaron, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jay Paulson, Tony Roberts, Kala Savage, John Vickery, James Warwick and JoBeth Williams.

Featuring: Caroline Aaron, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jay Paulson, Tony Roberts, Kala Savage, John Vickery, James Warwick, JoBeth Williams

Wendy Wasserstein (1950–2006) was an American playwright. In Uncommon Women and Others (1977), in which five women reflect on their college days, Isn't it Romantic (1980) and The Heidi Chronicles (1987, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award), which explores ideas about the women's movement through the eyes of one woman and her peers, she compassionately examined the hopes and conflicts of the contemporary, educated, well-spoken woman who is seeking independence without losing romance. She wrote several other plays, including The Sisters Rosensweig (1992) and An American Daughter (19970). from Jane House, The Continuum Companion to Twentieth-Century Theatre, ed. Colin Chambers (London, 2002).