Carson McCullers

Plays by Carson McCullers

audio The Member of the Wedding

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

Gangly, outspoken 12-year-old Frankie Addams yearns to belong to the “we of me,” and in a Southern kitchen, pours her heart out to the family cook, Berenice. One of the most beautiful plays ever written about loneliness and love.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: June Angela as Janice and Helen John Cothran Jr. as T.T. Williams Ruby Dee as Bernice Sadie Brown Daniel Henson as John Henry West Victor Mack as Honey Camden Brown Jena Malone as Frankie Addams Lawrence Pressman as Mr. Addams Jacquelyn Riggs as Mrs. West and Doris Tegan West as Jarvis and Barney MacKean Directed by Judyann Elder. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles.

Featuring: June Angela, John Cothran Jr., Ruby Dee, Daniel Henson, Victor Mack, Jena Malone, Lawrence Pressman, Jacquelyn Riggs, Tegan West

Carson McCullers (1917–1967) was an American writer. While not primarily a playwright, her 1950 dramatization of her novel Member of the Wedding, starring Julie Harris as the twelve-year-old motherless child and Ethel Waters as the black cook, ran for 501 performances. It was later filmed, as were her novels The Ballad of the Sad Café, which Edward Albee dramatized in 1963, and The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. Her only other play was The Square Root of Wonderful (1957). from Jane House, The Continnum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre, ed. Colin Chambers (London, 2002).