Long Ago and Far Away comprises five short plays by David Ives. All show off the American playwright’s comedic touch and flair for dialogue. The title play follows two sets of apartment dwellers that encounter one another in a time warp, while other segments touch on the Lindbergh baby and literary chimps. The stellar cast includes Samantha Bennett, Jane Brucker, Ian Gomez, Arye Gross, Richard Kind, Dinah Manoff, and Nia Vardalos. The actors give witty and enthralling performances, creating an excellent rapport with the listener. This audiobook is a live recording of a series of theater productions.
A series of short comedic works from playwright David Ives, with subjects ranging from the Lindbergh baby to chimps typing literary classics. The title work is a more serious, nostalgic look at two generations of apartment dwellers who meet in a time warp.
An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Samantha Bennett, Jane Brucker, Ian Gomez, Arye Gross, Richard Kind, Dinah Manoff, Nia Vardalos and Tom Virtue. Directed by Ron West. Recorded before a live audience in June, 1995.
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Some clunkers among the brilliance
Disappointed! Expected more from the genius of David Ives. Seven menus was annoying and Words, words, words was a terrific conceit but went on way too long after the joke about writing monkeys was over. The quirky Philadelphia, the first, however, made it worth the pricetag.