Scott McPherson

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Plays by Scott McPherson

audio Marvin's Room

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

Good-hearted Bessie has been taking care of ther ailing father for 20 years, but now she’s the one who’s sick, and she must reconcile with her estranged sister, Lee. A remarkably humorous and tender play, this critically acclaimed family drama was dubbed by The New York Times as “one of the funniest plays of the year as well as one of the wisest and most moving.”

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Gloria Dorson, Roxanne Hart, Sharon Madden, Jason Ritter, Kendall Schmidt, Mary Steenburgen, Dana Vitatoe and Steven Weber.

Featuring: Gloria Dorson, Roxanne Hart, Sharon Madden, Jason Ritter, Kendall Schmidt, Mary Steenburgen, Dana Vitatoe, Steven Weber

Scott McPherson (1959–1992) was an American playwright and screenwriter, who is perhaps best known for his play Marvin's Room (1991) which was later adapted to the film of the same name, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep and Diane Keating. A story which centres around the care of a terminally ill man, the play was inspired in part by McPherson's own experiences caring for his terminally ill partner who died of AIDS. McPherson himself died young, at the age of 33, from complications related to AIDS. His other plays include Scraped and Til the Fat Lady Sings. In his brief career, he was awarded the 1991 Whiting Writers' Award, the 1992 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, the 1992 Outer Critics Circle Award, the Joseph Jefferson Award, the Obie Award and the Oppenheimer Award, as well as being inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame in 1992.