John Guare’s OBIE Award-winning comedy unfolds in New York City on the day the Pope is expected to visit. Hearts are palpitating in the sleepy borough of Queens, but not entirely on account of His Holiness. Bunny Flingus, a femme-fatale from Flushing (or thereabouts) is stirring things up in the quiet, unfulfilled life of aspiring songwriter Artie Shaughnessy. Artie longs to leave his unhappy marriage, elope with Bunny, and write a hit song that will top the charts. A co-production with The Smithsonian Associates and Voice of America.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Mary Teresa Fortuna as Little Nun
Sharon Gless as Bananas Shaughnessy
Deb Gottesman as Second Nun
Christopher Lane as Ronnie
Ron Leibman as Artie Shaughnessy
Cam Magee as Head Nun
Jennifer Mendenhall as Corrinna Stroller
Jessica Walter as Bunny Flingus
Michael Willis as Billy Einhorn
Directed by Howard Shalwitz. Recorded before a live audience at the Voice of America, Washington D.C. in November of 1996.
“Enchantingly zany and original farce.” — The New York Times
“Actor Ron Leibman injects personality into the character of misguided Artie Shaughnessy, but it’s actor Sharon Gless’s tender, sincere, and evocative performance of Bananas that really steals the show. Another notch in the belt of L.A. Theatre Works, which continues with its track record of thoroughly excellent audio plays.” — Library Journal