Donny's Brain

by | Read by Paul Fox, Jared Harris, Siobhán Hewlett, Moira Quirk, Sophie Winkleman

Published by L.A. Theatre Works

The acclaimed Scottish playwright Rona Munro has created a remarkable story about a man who wakes up from a car crash with brain damage. Now, he sees the world as the person he was three years ago, when his life and loves were in a very different place.

An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:

Jared Harris as Donny
Sophie Winkleman as Emma
Siobhán Hewlett as Trish
Moira Quirk as Flea
Paul Fox as Al

Donny’s Brain is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, to enhance public understanding of science and technology in the modern world.

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Donny's Brain

A man is involved in a devastating automobile accident. Memory loss and surgery are involved. He's making progress, but he can't remember anything more recent than three years ago. He's stuck in time. British acting standouts Jared Harris ("Fringe") and Sophie Winkleman (THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA), along with Irish newcomer Siobhán Hewlett, are off to the races with Scottish playwright Rona Munro's play. Her crackling, insightful dialogue illuminates Donny's former wife (whom he can't remember) and current girlfriend (whom he also can't remember)--both of whom can't help but feel that Donny has become an entirely new person. DONNY'S BRAIN is a special production of the LA Theatre Works Relativity Series, which encourages science-themed plays, but it's the human voices inside and outside Donny's head that make this story special. B.P. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine


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