Write Act Repertory's Producing Artistic Director John Lant and Anne Mesa are pleased to present the world premiere of Willard Manus’ "THEIR FINEST HOUR: CHURCHILL AND MURROW." The final production in the series, Three By Will In Rep, is directed by Stu Berg.
This full-length play sheds light on the unique relationship between Winston Churchill and Edward R. Murrow during the early years of WW II when England was under attack by Hitler's air-force. Murrow, who was covering the war for CBS Radio News, not only became friendly with Churchill, but had a passionate and adulterous love affair with the Prime Minister's daughter-in-law.
Playwright Willard Manus has had over 40 plays produced in LA, regionally, and in Europe. Frank and Ava won a best-play award at the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival and has been turned into a feature film. Other recent plays include Frank And Ava, Bird Lives!, Berlin Cowboys, and Who Killed Comrade Rabbit (co-written with Ilia Volok). Manus is also a novelist whose best-known book, Mott the Hoople, became the name of the British rock band of the 70s. He is a member of the Actors Studio, Playwrights/Directors unit and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Will also publishes the online literary review, Lively-Arts.com.