Sunday, September 18, 2016

Donny's Brain

Munro, Rona.  Read by Paul Fox, Jared Harris, Siobhan Hewlett, Moira Quirk, Sophie Winkleman. Donny's Brain. L.A. Theatre Works, 2015. Audio book.

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Summary (from SYNC Audiobooks)
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.

My Thoughts
Hmmm...this play made me think about how incredible our brains are. It also made me think about people who've had strokes, dementia and Alzheimer's. It made me think about how memories can be so vivid, or skewed or flat wrong. Again, our brains are fascinating.

I also enjoyed the accents of the actors and actresses.

This was a short play (only two acts). At times, I thought it was not being represented as well as an audio book as it would be on stage (or film).  When gathering info. for the blog,  I did read that this was recorded in front of a live audience.

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