Going to St. Ives

Version: Abridged
Author: Lee Blessing
Narrator: Caroline Goodall , L. Scott Caldwell
Genres: Drama
Publisher: LA Theatre Works
Published In: January 2004
# of Units: 2 CDs
Length: 1 hour, 53 minutes
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The dignified mother of a ruthless African dictator travels to England to seek treatment for her failed eyes from a renowned ophthalmologist. At first glance, it looks like one woman helping another, but each woman brings to the other her true agenda, triggering a profound moral dilemma and a chain reaction of events with great personal and political aftershocks.

An L.A. Theatre Works performance featuring Caroline Goodall and L. Scott Caldwell.

Author Details

Author Details

Blessing, Lee

Lee Blessing is a prolific playwright whose work has been produced throughout the United States, on Broadway and off, in London's West End, and in numerous other countries around the world. He has been a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and has been nominated for Tony and Olivier awards. The Signature Theatre in New York dedicated its entire second season to the production of Blessing's works. His previous collection of plays, Lee Blessing: Four Plays, published by Heinemann in 1991, includes Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music, Independence, Riches, and Eleemosynary.