Lanford Wilson's THE HOT L BALTIMORE

With Judd Hirsch and Conchata Ferrell, Directed by Marshall W. Mason

Forty years ago several unknown actors joined forces to produce a new Lanford Wilson play in a loft on top of a shoe store on the Upper West Side.  For Wilson’s Birthday, members of the original cast, including Judd Hirsch and Conchata Ferrell reunited with the original director, Marshall W. Mason at the Roven Records’ studios.  Though these celebrated artists hadn’t seen each other in decades, they flawlessly recreated their legendary performances with the same passion that set the theater world on fire in 1977.

 

THE HOT L BALTIMORE is one of the most important plays of the last 100 years, influencing generations of playwrights.  The actors in the original cast had not reached fame before their Hot L debuts, but since then they have achieved extraordinary careers in theater, film and television.  This renewed collaboration is a rare treat for anyone who loves excellent playwriting and phenomenal acting.

Introduction to THE HOT L BALTIMORE

Conchata Ferrell

Judd Hirsch

Lanford Wilson

Marshall W. Mason

"For those of you who've seen it, close your eyes and

remember. For those of you who haven't,

listen to a perfect

 re-enactment of an original

Lanford Wilson milestone play." 

Judd Hirsch

Marshall W. Mason

End of Act One

“I directed this recording of HOT L with stereophonic separation, so that

the listener can follow the complex symphony of Lanford´s play

as if you were seated in the theater, watching it. I am very proud

that Lanford dedicated the play to me, and that I won my

first Obie Award for directing it. We all had a great time re-visiting

this masterpiece. You will feel the excitement. I hope you enjoy it.“

Roven Records

The Circle Repertory Company production of

Lanford Wilson’s

The HOT L BALTIMORE

Directed by Marshall W. Mason

 

CAST

in order of speaking

Bill Lewis……..…………..JUDD HIRSCH

The Girl……..…………TRISH HAWKINS

Millie……..……..ELIZABETH STURGES

Mrs. Billotti.......... HENRIETTA BAGLEY

April Green……...CONCHATA FERRELL

Mr. Morse…………….BURKE PEARSON

Jackie……………………….LISA EMERY

Jamie………………………. ZANE LASKY

Mr. Katz……………………KEN KLIBAN

Suzy……………...STEPHANIE GORDON

Paul Granger, III….JONATHAN HOGAN

Mrs. Oxenham……….. CLARIS NELSON

Suzy´s John, A Cab Driver and

A Pizza Boy…………BRIAN TARANTINA

       THE HOT L BALTIMORE EPK