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Publisher's Summary

One of the world’s wealthiest men has died in a plane crash. The insurance company representing the airline assigns math genius Mitch Bloom to the case to minimize their payout - but Mitch finds himself facing a formidable opponent in Ida Watkins, a small-town actuary who challenges his ideas about the value of a human life. Includes an interview with playwright Kenneth Lin.

Life on Paper is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series of science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.

Recorded at The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood, in August 2020.

Directed by Rosalind Ayres

Producing Director Susan Albert Loewenberg

Kevin Daniels as Ivan Blumenthal

Seamus Dever as Mitch Bloom

Sarah Drew as Ida Watkins

Summer Spiro as Maggie Jones

Mark Jude Sullivan as Michael Watkins 

Producer: Anna Lyse Erikson

Recording Engineer, Editor, and Sound Designer: Neil Wogensen.

Senior Radio Producer: Ronn Lipkin

Foley Artist: Jeff Gardner

Mixed by Charles Carroll for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood.

Music for Maggie’s song written and performed by Summer Spiro. Cello accompaniment by Anna Lyse Erikson.

©2020 Kenneth Lin (P)2020 L.A. Theatre Works

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