With wisdom, humor and insight, Keith Bunin’s The Busy World is Hushed examines the contradictions we find in our faith, our families and ourselves. Hannah, a widowed Episcopal minister, is hoping to translate a long-lost gospel when she is challenged by both her scholarly assistant and her wayward gay son. But when family secrets are revealed, only the intercession of a stranger can help Hannah find peace.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Jill Clayburgh as Hannah
Hamish Linklater as Brandt
Luke Macfarlane as Thomas
Original music by Lewis Flinn.
Includes interviews with religious scholar Elaine Pagels and playwright Keith Bunin.
Directed by JoBeth Williams. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in February of 2007.