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.