2 Ratings
Lyric Poetry & Drama
11T 31min

Stacy Keach stars in this shocking tale of a Polk Street dentist and his wife in 1899 San Francisco. Frank Norris’ powerful insights into the depths of the human soul make this a story of compelling narrative force. This seminal novel about murder, obsession and the destructive effects of greed features an all-star cast.

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

Edward Asner as Zerkow/Frenna
René Auberjonois as Narrator
Christine Avila as Maria
Ed Begley Jr. as Uncle Oelberman/Policeman
Georgia Brown as Vaudeville Performer
Jack Coleman as Narrator
Bud Cort as Ticket Seller/Agent/Dentist/Vaudeville Performer/Crowd
Judyann Elder as Narrator
Hector Elizondo as Wild Game Peddler/Mr. Sieppe/Narrator
Fionnula Flanagan as Narrator
Teri Garr as Women/Crowd/Little Girl
Katherine Helmond as Miss Baker
Howard Hesseman as Heise/Cowboy/Foreman/Narrator
Helen Hunt as Salina/Narrator
Amy Irving as Mrs. Heise/Women/Crowd/German Woman #2/Narrator
Carol Kane as Trina
Stacy Keach as McTeague
Nan Martin as Narrator
Marsha Mason as Narrator
Richard Masur as Cribbens/Waiter/Crowd/Narrator
Rue McLanahan as Mrs. Sieppe/German Woman #1
Marian Mercer as Mrs. Reiser/Crowd/Vaudeville Performer/Narrator
Judd Nelson as Narrator
Holly Palance as Narrator
Judge Reinhold as Auctioneer/Breakman
Franklyn Seales as Narrator
David Selby as Narrator
Madolyn Smith as Narrator
Joe Spano as Marcus/Vaudeville Performer
B.J. Ward as August/Little Girl
JoBeth Williams as Narrator
Michael York as Old Grannis/Narrator/Doctor
Harris Yulin as Narrator

Original music by Nathan Birnbaum.

Directed by Gordon Hunt. Recorded before a live audience at the KCRW Studios, Santa Monica in July of 1989.

© 2007 L.A. Theatre Works (Audiobook) ISBN: 9781580814782