John Larroquette in ATC’s Audio Play: The Heath
Join us for The Heath, Lauren Gunderson’s heartwarming story based on her grandfather’s life.
Lauren turns her storytelling on herself as she wrestles with how you make peace with a beloved relative who seems unlike you in every way.
This beautiful, funny mediation on her South Carolinian grandfather’s life draws on everything from Shakespeare’s King Lear to Bluegrass banjo in a soul-stirring story of legacy, family, Alzheimer’s, World War 2, redemption, love, madness, and the science of memory.
John Larroquette will perform as Gunderson’s deceased grandfather, K.D. Martin and as King Lear, during the playwright’s imagined encounter after his passing following a long, dark struggle with Alzheimer’s. Gunderson will appear as herself.
The Heath will be available to stream beginning at 5 PM PST April 14 through 5 PM PST April 18.
“I want to tell you about the deceiving simplicity of the confessional tone, about the way Gunderson weaves together King Lear and music lessons and even scientific asides about the empty space between dendrites that mysteriously house the memories in our own brains. I want to tell you all these things. But more than anything, I just want to tell you to see THE HEATH and experience the simple magic of theatre.” – Neil Shurley, BroadwayWorld.com