Real-life events during the Cold War inspired Hugh Whitemore’s thriller. In suburban London, loyalty, duty, and friendship conflict with one another when the Jacksons slowly discover that the Krogers, their neighbors and cherished best friends, are Russian spies. A gripping play that may leave you wondering exactly what it is those nice people next door are really up to.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Rosalind Ayres as Barbara Jackson
Martin Jarvis as Stewart
Megan Austin Oberle as Julie/Sally
Roxanne Hart as Helen Kroger
Sione Owen as Thelma
Julian Sands as Bob Jackson
David Selby as Peter Kroger
Includes a piece with shortwave radio expert David Goren, who guides us through the sinister underground world of the shortwave “numbers stations.”
Directed by Peter Levin. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in June of 2004.