Edward Albee's Three Tall Women
STARTS JUNE 18, 2021
By Edward Albee | Directed By Barbara Damashek
Winner of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women is a scathing critique of Albee’s upbringing, his mother, and the culture he was steeped in. Three women of different generations—a young lawyer, a ninety-two-year-old woman, and her middle-aged caretaker—convene in a beautifully appointed bedroom, where a long life is laid out for display. As the elderly woman cascades from regal and charming to vicious and wretched, she remembers her life: her husband and their cold, passionless marriage; her son and their estrangement. How did she become this? And who is she now? This masterpiece by Edward Albee (A Delicate Balance, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) takes us on a journey through the milestones and mysteries of growing up and growing old.
“Brilliant. Extraordinary. Ingenious. Superb...Three Tall Women is one towering masterpiece, . . . so perfectly conceived and executed that it enthralls for every second it’s on stage and intrigues long beyond the time we spend in the theater.”— DC Metro Theatre Arts