The Father

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The Father is a naturalistic drama by Swedish playwright August Strindberg. The central conflict is between the Captain and his wife Laura about their daughter Bertha's future. In order to gain sole custody of her daughter, Laura tries to convince the Captain that he has gone mad. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)

A Captain of Cavalry: Bob Neufeld
Laura: Elizabeth Klett
Bertha: Charlotte Duckett
Dr. Ostermark: Algy Pug
The Pastor: Bruce Pirie
The Nurse: Arielle Lipshaw
Nojd: Alan Mapstone
An Orderly: David Warner
Mother-in-Law: WoollyBee
Narrator: Chuck Williamson

Audio edited by Elizabeth Klett (1 hr 44 min)


Act 1 40:52 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 2 32:21 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Act 3 31:32 Read by Arielle Lipshaw