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The Value of Names

Jeffrey Sweet

Benny Silverman, a retired, successful actor, seems to have surmounted the bitter time in his life when Leo Greshen, a good friend and colleague “named” him in front of the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Benny’s flourishing career was nearly destroyed, and his comeback was slow and painful. The two men haven’t spoken since. But they are forced to deal with each other 30 years after the fact, when Benny’s daughter wins a career-making role in a hot new play Leo is directing. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Hector Elizondo,Garry Marshall and Sally Murphy.

Benny Silverman, a retired, successful actor, seems to have surmounted the bitter time in his life when Leo Greshen, a good friend and colleague “named” him in front of the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Benny’s flourishing career was nearly destroyed, and his comeback was slow and painful. The two men haven’t spoken since. But they are forced to deal with each other 30 years after the fact, when Benny’s daughter wins a career-making role in a hot new play Leo is directing. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Hector Elizondo,Garry Marshall and Sally Murphy.
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Benny Silverman, a retired, successful actor, seems to have surmounted the bitter time in his life when Leo Greshen, a good friend and colleague “named” him in front of the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Benny’s flourishing career was nearly destroyed, and his comeback was slow and painful. The two men haven’t spoken since. But they are forced to deal with each other 30 years after the fact, when Benny’s daughter wins a career-making role in a hot new play Leo is directing. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Hector Elizondo,Garry Marshall and Sally Murphy.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Hector Elizondo, Full Cast

Length:

1h 13m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:54


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:11:29


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:10