Paul Peditto’s heartbreaking and humorous look at the life of a great American poet, Charles Bukowski. Buk: The Life & Times of Charles Bukowski explores and recreates the tragic but ultimately transcendent experiences of one of the most important literary luminaries of our time.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Henry Brown as Peetey the Owl/Editor/Poet/Others
John Diehl as Lou
Arye Gross as Chimaski the Younger
Emily Heebner as Candy/Camille/Intern/Others
John-David Keller as Dr. Heinrich/Charles Missions/Bossman/Others
Tom Lillard as Postal Instructor/Robert Hansen/Ronny the Poet/Others
Thom McCleister as Benny the Dip/Tollover/Alan Truport/Others
George Murdock as Stone/Father Image/Others
Laurie O’Brien as Benny’s Wife/Miss Thompson/Grandmother Image/Others
Jill Remez as Meg/Insurance Woman/Intern/Others
Ruben Sierra as Alex Decostro/Indian Mike/Dream Interviewer/Others Ense mble
Harris Yulin as Chimanski the Elder
Original music composed by Michael Mortilla.
Directed by Frank Condon. Recorded before a live audience at the Guest Quarters Suite Hotel, Santa Monica in May of 1992.