Prayers for Bobby, nominated for a 1996 Lambda Literary Award, is the story of the emotional journey that led Bobby to this tragic conclusion. But it is also the story of Bobby's mother, a fearful churchgoer who first prayed that her son would be "healed," then anguished over his suicide, and ultimately transformed herself into a national crusader for gay and lesbian youth.
As told through Bobby's poignant journal entries and his mother's reminiscences, Prayers for Bobby is at once a moving personal story, a true profile in courage, and a call to arms to parents everywhere.
An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Shana Blake Hill, Annette Daniels, Cynthia Jansen, Christopher Schuman, Haqumai Sharpe and Michael Paul Smith. Composed by Leroy Aarons, libretto by Glenn Paxton.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Diane Adair as Meg Greenfield
Bo Foxworth as George Wilson/Eugene Patterson
John Getz as Ben Bagdikian
James Gleason as Murray Marder/Judge Martin Peel
Gregory Harrison as Brian Kelly
John Heard as Ben Bradlee
Raphael Sbarge as Robert Mardian/Ron Ziegler
Russell Soder as Soldier/Darryl Cox/Clerk-Bailiff
Susan Sullivan as Katherine Graham
Peter Van Norden as Fritz Beebe/Dr. Henry Kissinger
Tom Virtue as Dennis Doolin/President Richard Nixon
Geoffrey Wade as General John Mitchell/Chal Roberts/Lamont Vanderhall
Directed by John Rubinstein. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in March of 2008.