Lillian Hellman

Plays by Lillian Hellman

audio The Autumn Garden

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

A Chekhovian comedy from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lillian Hellman about the sad and funny frailties of human existence. As the summer of 1949 draws to a close, a group of middle-aged friends are gathering for their annual retreat at a genteel Southern resort. An acquaintance from the past thrusts himself into the yearly gathering, forcing them to re-examine their mundane yet seemingly idyllic existence, the opportunities they’ve lost, and the lives that have passed them by.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Glenne Headly as Rose Griggs Julie Harris as Mrs. Mary Ellis David Clennon as General Benjamin Griggs Eric Stoltz as Edward Crossman Scott Wolf as Frederick Ellis Roxanne Hart as Carrie Ellis Tracy Middendorf as Sophie Tuckerman Jeronimo Spinx as Leon Gates McFadden as Constance Tuckerman David Selby as Nicholas Denery Mary Steenburgen as Nina Denery Lynne Marta as Hilda

Featuring: David Clennon, Julie Harris, Roxanne Hart, Glenne Headly, Lynne Marta, Gates McFadden, Tracy Middendorf, David Selby, Jeronimo Spinx, Mary Steenburgen, Eric Stoltz, Scott Wolf

audio The Little Foxes

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

Lillian Hellman examines a wealthy southern family and the greed that tears them apart. Regina’s brothers have inherited their father’s wealth, while after years of neglect, her dying husband is determined to see she gets nothing. It will take every ounce of her ruthless guile to outwit her relations and assure herself a gilded future. Directed by Rosalind Ayres. Starring, in alphabetical order: Will Brittain as Leo Hubbard Tim DeKay as Ben Hubbard Heidi Dippold as Birdie Hubbard Jamie Harris as Oscar Hubbard Jared Harris as Horace Giddens Larry Powell as Cal Molly C. Quinn as Alexandra Giddens Albie Selznick as William Marshall Joanne Whalley as Regina Giddens Karen Malina White as Addie Sound Effects Artist, Aaron Lyons. Piano solos and duets played by Nicholas Hormann and Katie Hume. Script Supervisor, Daniel Trostler. Music Supervisor, Ronn Lipkin. Production Manager, Katie Friesen. Associate Artistic Director, Anna Lyse Erikson. Editor, Julian Nicholson. Recording Engineer, Sound Designer and Mixer, Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood. Recorded in Los Angeles before a live audience at The James Bridges Theater, UCLA, in October of 2018.

audio Watch on the Rhine

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

In this riveting political drama, Sara, along with her German husband Kurt, returns to the opulent Washington DC mansion of her mother Fanny after years away in Europe. With Hitler and Mussolini assuming full power, Kurt finds himself blackmailed for his anti-Fascist activities as the conflict in Europe crosses the hearth of this tranquil home. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast production, starring: Edita Brychta as Anise Jonathan Cake as Kurt Müller Heidi Dippold as Sara Müller Anna Lyse Erikson as Babette Müller Susannah Fiedling as Marthe de Brancovis Lovensky Jean-Baptiste as Joseph Taj Jegaraj as Joshua Müller Susan Sullivan as Fanny Farrelly Patrick Wenk-Wolff as Teck de Brancovis Matthew Wolf as David Farrelly Adam Wylie as Bodo Müller Directed by Rosalind Ayres. Recorded in Los Angeles before a live audience at The James Bridges Theater, UCLA in October of 2017.

Lillian Hellman (1907–1984) wrote her first hit play, The Children's Hour, in 1934. Its exploration of homosexuality made it so controversial that it was banned from Chicago, Boston, and even London theatres. Such was her success, however, with this and the plays that followed it, that she was the first woman ever to be allowed into the (previously exclusively male) American club, 'Dramatic Literature'. She was well-known for her outspoken views on politics and her opposition to McCarthyism – views chronicled in her widely-read memoirs.