John Lithgow and B.D. Wong here recreate their original roles from the Tony Award-winning production. Inspired by an actual espionage scandal, a French diplomat discovers the startling truth about his Chinese mistress.
© and (P)1997 L.A. Theatre Works
"Both Lithgow and Wong have refined their work over hundreds of stage performances in these challenging roles. Hearing two such accomplished actors in parts they have mastered is a rare treat....[This is] a classic interpretation of an acclaimed play. On the strength of recordings like these, the L.A. Theatre Works is producing radio drama to rival the quality work of the BBC." (AudioFile)
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"great play, but you need to know it first"
This is the first time I've downloaded a live production, and so the sounds of the audience and sound quality took a bit of getting used to. This is a great play and the performers are wonderful, but without the settings and actually seeing the performers (especially regarding the BD Wong's performance), you might get a little lost if you didn't know the story first - if not from the play, at least from the movie of the same name.
I got this book when I was very busy in school and this was one of our assigned plays for a scenic design class. I read the script along with reading at times, and listening to this gave me a better understanding of the storyline, more so than some of my classmates. B.D. Wong and John Lithgow gave a performance that made these characters to life and it could give you a picture in your head as to what would have been going on, on the stage.
"Really quick and enjoyable"
This was a great production with fantastic acting and an excellent experience all around.
i was very suspicious I too wondered how you can be with someone for 20 years and not know their sex yet I can see how his love for her or should I say him clouded his judgment overall I like to play I think they did a phenomenal job at representing each character
Great voices, great story. The clapping and laughing of the audience can be a bit annoying, but no worse more than it would be if attending the play.
Absolutely beautiful recording of a great play. So glad LA Theatre Works was able to get John Lithgow and BD Wong together for this. A true treat.
"Why am I able to buy this but not listen to this?"
The site let me purchase this book then told me they did not have the technology for it to be played. Seems like a total waste of my money to purchase something that I cannot play and they didn't tell me until I was trying to download it!
Nothing wrong on his part.
I know nothing about the narrator because it would play.
No idea I couldn't listen to it!
Fix this or don't sell the book and make it appear available.
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