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Featuring a full cast of actors including Ed Begley, Jr., Dan Butler, and Fred Willard, Forty-Two Stories tells the multitude of stories that fill a Chicago high-rise condominium. Douglas Post's diverse group of tales are filled with humor and heartache. Performed by L.A. Theatre Works, this audiobook is a testament to the success of ensemble cast audiobook productions. Arye Gross in particular steals the show, giving a performance worthy of Post's intriguing and intricate interwoven tales of staff members and residents trying to live and work together.


Forty-Two Stories by Douglas Post is a comedy about life in a high-rise condominium. A professional student from the University of Chicago is moonlighting as janitor. A stressed-out apartment manager is at odds with the residents and on the edge of a nervous breakdown. And a motley assortment of other staff members struggles with survival in the face of urban pandemonium and with the fact that one of them may be breaking into the units and stealing women’s underwear. A Next Theatre co-production.

An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:

Edward Asner as Frank

Rengin Altay as Demetra

Jane Blass as Alice

Kyle Colerider-Krugh as Zackary

Sam Macy as Sergio

Mike Nussbaum as Gunter

Morocco Omari as Timothy

David M. Pasquesi as Ed

Steve Pickering as Ross

Directed by Susan Booth. Recorded before a live audience at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie in June of 1998.

(P)1997 L.A. Theatre Works, All Rights Reserved

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