Are You Now or Have You Ever Been?

Eric Bentley
LA Theatre Works
Directed by Martin Jenkins

In the mid-1950s, the House Un-American Activities Committee began investigating the communist influence in the entertainment industry. This searing docudrama reveals how decent people were persuaded to name names, and the steep price paid by those who refused.

Production duration: 1 hr 28 min
LA Theatre Works

Cast & creative team


  • Chairman
    Edward Asner
  • Edward Dmytryk
    René Auberjonois
  • Judy Garland
    Bonnie Bedelia
  • Committee Member
    Jack Coleman
  • Martin Berkeley
    Bud Cort
  • Ring Lardner Jr.
    Bud Cort
  • Arthur Rankin
    Richard Dreyfuss
  • Witness
    Richard Dreyfuss
  • Abe Burrows
    Hector Elizondo
  • Director of The American Legion Willand
    Robert Foxworth
  • Larry Parks
    Robert Foxworth
  • Gregory Peck
    Harry Hamlin
  • Sterling Hayden
    Harry Hamlin
  • Paul Robeson
    James Earl Jones
  • Louis Mandel
    Richard Masur
  • Sam G. Wood
    Richard Masur
  • Jerome Robbins
    Franklyn Seales
  • Elia Kazan
    Joe Spano
  • Richard Milhous Nixon
    Joe Spano
  • Investigator
    James Whitmore
  • Narrator
    Michael York
  • Lionel Stander
    Harris Yulin


  • Eric Bentley
  • Martin Jenkins