Scornful of men and the love they profess for her, Gwendolen Harleth is a beautiful but spoiled young woman, frustrated by her limited options in Victorian England. Daniel Deronda is an intelligent, handsome young man who has been raised by his guardian, Sir Hugo Mallinger, but knows nothing of his true origins. Deronda’s search leads him into the world of 19th-century Zionism, a discovery that will alter the course of his life.
An original L.A. Theatre Works commission, adapted and directed by Kate McAll. Includes an audience talkback about George Eliot with Hilary Schor, Professor of English, Comparative Literature and Law at USC.
An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast recording, starring:
Edita Brychta as Mother, Madame von Langen and others
Barry Creyton as Sir Hugo Mallinger and Lord Brackenshaw
Ifan Meredith as Daniel Deronda
Cerris Morgan-Moyer as Aunt Nancy and others
Kimberley Nixon as Gwendolen Harleth
Darren Richardson as Mordecai, Hans, and others
Helen Sadler as Mirah Lapidoth
Julian Sands as Henleigh Mallinger Grandcourt
André Sogliuzzo as Uncle Henry and others
With Kate Burton as George Eliot/Narrator
Recorded live in performance at UCLA’s James Bridges Theater in March 2018.