The epic sweep of Turgenev’s 19th century literary masterpiece is brought to the stage by one of Ireland’s greatest modern dramatists. Fathers and Sons captures the ongoing clash of generations and philosophies. Set in a Russian country estate, Friel’s powerful and resonant adaptation examines the inevitable conflict between the urgency of youth and the entrenchment of age.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
James Callis as Bazarov
Harry Hamlin as Pavel
Nicholas Hormann as Prokofyich/Timofeich
Jane Kaczmarek as Arina/Princess Olga
Alfred Molina as Vassily/Nikolai
Molly C. Quinn as Katya
John Sloan as Arkady
Devon Sorvari as Fenichka
Daniel David Stewart as Piotr
Jocelyn Towne as Dunyahsa
Joanne Whalley as Anna
Original music performed by Anna Lyse Erikson on the cello, Nicholas Hormann and Stephen Van Dorn on the piano, and Paul Baird on the accordian.
Directed by Martin Jarvis. Recorded in Los Angeles before a live audience at The James Bridges Theater, UCLA in March of 2016.
“In the mere act of remembering particular scenes in these plays, I have sometimes found myself surprised by tears.” — The Telegraph
“…focused and full of life, just like the two great writers who brought the epic masterwork to bear.” – AudioFile Magazine