Act One Radio Drama

Act One Radio Drama – April 23, 2006

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Act One Presents a witty and compassionate look at the effects of the Hollywood Blacklist on personal relationships, "The Value of Names" by Jeffrey Sweet, starring Hector Elizondo, Garry Marshall and Sally Murphy.
Thirty years ago, Benny Silverman’s acting career was nearly destroyed when his friend and colleague, Leo Greshen, "named" him in front of the House Committee on Un-American Activities. The two men haven’t spoken since. Now Benny’s a successful comedian with a posh home in Malibu. Leo, now a sought-after director, hasn’t done badly either. In fact, Leo is in town to direct a hot new play – and Benny’s beloved daughter is in town to star in it. Sit back and relax, you’ve got the best seat in the house.

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