An American Daughter

Author(s): Wendy Wasserstein
Genre: Drama
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (2.07 hours)
Product Number: Z10006664
Released: Jan 24, 2001
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781580814041
Narrator/s: Mary McDonnell
Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works
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Pulitzer Prize winner Wendy Wasserstein spins a comic and moving tale about the pitfalls that await political appointees. As a respected health crusader and devoted wife and mother. Dr. Lyssa Hughes seems perfect for the role of U.S. Surgeon General, until a chance remark at a fashionable brunch sets off a media feeding frenzy.

Professional reviews

"L.A. Theatre Works has done it again--offering yet another quality staged reading of one of America's best plays. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein's AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER is the poignant and hilarious story of the political tongue-twisting and back-stabbing that awaits female politicians. Mary McDonnell's sultry voice perfectly suits Dr. Lyssa Dent Hughes's got-it-all-together (or does she?) character. And as expected from this company's performance level, the sound effects are well rendered and non-intrusive. Perhaps the most engaging aspect is the reaction from the live audience--a signature of L.A. Theatre Works' productions. If you haven't started collecting LATW performances yet, AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER is a great one to start with. R.A.P. (c) AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine"