Camping with Henry and Tom

Version: Unabridged
Author: Mark St Germain
Narrator: David Dukes , Alan Alda
Genres: Drama
Publisher: LA Theatre Works
Published In: December 2000
# of Units: 2 CDs
Length: 1 hour, 27 minutes
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Overview

President Harding wants to be with his mistress. Industrialist Henry Ford wants to be President. And inventor Thomas Edison wonders how the three of them got stuck in the woods together. Inspired by an actual camping trip taken by the three men in 1921, this Off - Broadway hit is a hilarious adventure with surprising relevance to today’s politics.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Alan Alda, Lee Arenberg, David Dukes and Charles Durning.

Reviews (2)

Camping Fun

Written by Lobstentia from Juneau, AK on September 17th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Excellent audio for a stage production. The story was engaging and the Actors very humorous. What a hoot!

Outstanding theater

Written by MackTenn on July 19th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Not all plays work well on CD, but the LA Theaterworks have become very good at capturing its productions on disc. The clarity and nuance of the spoken performances come through as as if read in a soundbooth. Henry and Tom are Ford and Edison, respectively, and Warren Harding is as central a character as tney are. The playwright obviously did a lot of research on their lives and history, and he blends in their achievements, their personality quirks and their achilles heels into the dialogue. It's a provocative, often funny, examination of great men and what drives their ambition--and what drives them crazy. Highly recommended, as is another LA Theaterworks piece, "Proof."