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Three Tall Women

February 27

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three-tall-women-on-broadway-theatregoldThree Tall Women by Edward Albee

The protagonist, a compelling woman more than 90 years old, reflects on her life with a mixture of shame, pleasure, regret, and satisfaction. She recalls the fun of her childhood and her early marriage, when she felt an overwhelming optimism. She also bitterly recalls negative events that caused her regret: her husband’s affairs and death, and the estrangement of her gay son.
The woman’s relationship with her son is the clearest indication that Albee was working through some troubled memories of his own in Three Tall Women. Raised by conservative New England adoptive parents who disapproved of him being gay, he left home at 18 like the son in this play. Albee admitted to The Economist that the play “was a kind of exorcism. And I didn’t end up any more fond of the woman after I finished it than when I started.”
Besides exorcising personal demons, Albee regained the respect of New York theater critics with the play. Many of them had despaired that the playwright, who showed such promise during the 1960s and 1970s, had dried up creatively. In fact, Three Tall Women was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1994, as well as the Drama Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel, and Outer Critics Circle awards for best play.

Three Tall Women

John Golden Theatre on Broadway

First Preview 27, Feb 2018

Opening Night 29, Mar 2018

Closing Jun 24, 2018

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Glenda Jackson
Laurie Metcalf
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Written by Edward Albee
Directed by Joe Mantello
Scenic Design by Miriam Buether
Costume Design by Ann Roth
Lighting Design by Mimi Jordan Sherin


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