2 Ratings
Lyric Poetry & Drama
1T 27min

In the mid-1950's, the House Un-American Activities Committee began investigating the communist influence in the entertainment industry. This searing docudrama—compiled from actual transcripts of the hearings—reveals how decent people were persuaded to name names, and the steep price paid by those who refused. Written by Eric Bentley. A BBC and KCRW co-production.

An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:

Edward Asner as Chairman
René Auberjonois as Edward Dmytryk
Bonnie Bedelia as Judy Garland/Lillian Hellman
Jack Coleman as Committee Member
Bud Cort as Ring Lardner Jr./Martin Berkeley
Richard Dreyfuss as Arthur Rankin/Witness
Hector Elizondo as Abe Burrows
Robert Foxworth as Larry Parks/Director of The American Legion Willand
Harry Hamlin as Gregory Peck/Sterling Hayden
James Earl Jones as Paul Robeson
Richard Masur as Sam G. Wood/Louis Mandel/Arthur Miller
Franklyn Seales as Jerome Robbins
Joe Spano as Richard Milhous Nixon/Elia Kazan
James Whitmore as Investigator
Michael York as Narrator
Harris Yulin as Lionel Stander

Directed by Martin Jenkins. Recorded before a live audience at The Culver Studios, Culver City in March of 1988.

© 2007 L.A. Theatre Works (Audiobook) ISBN: 9781682660225