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Audible Theater’s slate of Spring 2021 releases features performances from Tony Award winners Laura Benanti (Nashville), Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Santino Fontana (Frozen) and Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds), award-winning actress Diane Guerrero (Orange is the New Black), Primetime Emmy Award-winner Joe Morton (Scandal) and more.
Audible records and releases all shows as Audible Original audio plays. The 2021 slate of Audible Originals includes:
MUGABE, MY DAD & ME
Written by and starring Tonderai Munyevu
In the Spring of 1980, the British colony of Rhodesia became the independent nation of Zimbabwe. Tonderai Munyevu, a born-free, was part of the hopeful next generation from a new country with a new leader, Robert Gabriel Mugabe. While exploring Tonderai’s personal story and his relationship with his father, Mugabe, My Dad and Me charts the rise and fall of one of the most controversial politicians of the 20th century.
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Directed by Stevie Walker-Webb
Written by James Anthony Tyler
New York, 2013. During his late-night commute on the A train, Harlem native Tyrone tries to impress Niesha, his coworker at a nightclub, who just wants to read her book and pass the ride in silence. But as they travel uptown, the two forge an unlikely connection that extends beyond the confines of the subway car.
Directed by Scott Ellis
Written by Emmy-nominee Daniel Goldfarb
Men’s Health, a new comedy written by Daniel Goldfarb and directed by Scott Ellis tells the story of Adam (Santino Fontana), a TV writer in search of a diagnosis for a very personal problem. He ends up half-naked and fully freaked out in the exam room of Dr. Szabo (Tony Shalhoub), a physician with a unique bedside manner offering some truly unorthodox treatment options. After several months of appointments, both patient and doctor begin to open up, sharing some of the most private parts of their lives. But when Adam decides to write about their relationship, Dr. Szabo discovers how frightening and freeing it feels to be truly exposed.
THE SOUND INSIDE
Directed by Tony Award nominee David Cromer
Written by Adam Rapp
Nominated for six Tony Awards, The Sound Inside is a mystery starring Mary-Louise Parker as Bella Baird, a novelist and Ivy League English professor who prizes her solitude. When faced with a challenge she cannot tackle alone, Bella must ally herself with a brilliant but mysterious student (William Hochman) and confront the question of what one person can truly do for another.
Directed by Stevie Walker
Written by Cornelius Eady
Original cast members Primetime Emmy Award-winner Joe Morton and Sally Murphy reprise their roles from the original live production of this play at the Vineyard Theater in 2001. Brutal Imagination explores the trope of the Black man in White America through the lens of the 1995 Susan Smith case-in which a young White mother falsely accused a Black man of kidnapping and murdering her children.