The Country Girl
One of America's great dramatists rocked the worlds of Broadway and Hollywood in this moving drama about a desperately self-destructive alcoholic actor and Georgie, his long-suffering wife. A searing, emotional play of love and redemption.
Audio CD, Abridged, 105 pages
Published August 1st 2009 by LA Theatre Works
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For every great talent, there are the ten vices he/she keeps to diminish that talent's leonine voice. What unnerves me most about this play is the incredibly frank representation of addiction. Not in a boozy, scared straight, reefer madness kind of way; its protagonist is a charming liar, which would be more more understandable or dramatic if it all served some underlying purpose, but Frank lies pathologically about every little detail of his life. And he's convincing. And charming. And OH MY GO...more