The Assembled Parties
Narrated by Matthew Arkin, Wilson Bethel, Dana Delany, Seamus Dever, Justin Huen, Zoe Perry, Susan Sullivan & Peter Van Norden / 1 hour 46 minutes
It’s Christmas 1980, and inside a sprawling Upper West Side apartment, Faye Bascov is about to throw an opulent Christmas dinner—a tradition for this secular, well-educated Jewish family. But any family gathering is an invitation for old resentments to boil over, as Faye’s sister-in-law Julie and the extended family have plenty to hash out. Flash-forward to 2000, and the apartment, now much shabbier, reflects how the family’s fortunes have changed, and the Bascovs now have to reckon with the legacy of their family discord.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Matthew Arkin as Ben
Wilson Bethel as Scotty/Tim
Dana Delany as Julie
Seamus Dever as Jeff
Zoe Perry as Shelley/Timmy
Susan Sullivan as Faye
Peter Van Norden as Mort
with Justin Huen as the Voice of Hector
Directed by JoBeth Williams. Recorded in Los Angeles before a live audience at The James Bridges Theater, UCLA in November of 2016.