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Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo. It seems silly to judge an entire play based on one face slap. But when Ann (René Augesen) strikes her insensitive husband, Peter (Anthony Fusco), in a pivotal scene in Edward Albee's marital…
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Molly Rhodes on Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo

It seems silly to judge an entire play based on one face slap. But when Ann (René Augesen) strikes her insensitive husband, Peter (Anthony Fusco), in a pivotal scene in Edward Albee's marital melodrama, its tepidness speaks volumes about the…
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The American Dream. There's a definite absurdist quality to Boxcar Theatre's production of Edward Albee's The American Dream. Artistic directors Peter Matthews and Nick Olivero originally wanted to perform it in the living-room section of an IKEA store. Instead, they…
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Seeing local theater in someone's living room

There's a definite absurdist quality to Boxcar Theatre's production of Edward Albee's The American Dream. Artistic directors Peter Matthews and Nick Olivero originally wanted to perform it in the living-room section of an IKEA store. Instead, they opted to cram…
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Evie's Waltz

The Magic Theatre's new artistic director, Loretta Greco, has hit a second solid home run with Evie's Waltz. It takes about half an hour before you realize how enthralling and complex Carter W. Lewis' new drama really is. At first,…
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Culture, Stage <i>Future Me</i>, a play about pedophiles, not as funny as it could have been

Future Me, a play about pedophiles, not as funny as it could have been

There used to be a time when writers of dramas about Big Issues could get away with seeing the world in two colors: black and white. That's not to say that more complex viewpoints didn't exist in plays dealing with…
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"Finding Sincerity"

Custom Made Theatre Company's "Finding Sincerity" features two one-act plays: Edward Albee's Finding the Sun and Mac Wellman's Sincerity Forever. In the murky comedy Finding the Sun, four upper-middle-class couples spend a day sunning themselves at the beach. Despite the…
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Art. It's not hard to see why Yasmina Reza's play caused such a fuss when it appeared in Paris, London, New York, and just about everywhere else from the late 1990s onward. The tightly wound, bittersweet comedy in which…
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Dostoevsky's The Grand Inquisitor. In the middle of Dostoevsky's novel The Brothers Karamazov, Ivan Karamazov recites a "poem in prose" of his own composition titled "The Grand Inquisitor." It is this strange story-within-a-story that Gary Graves has meticulously adapted for…
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A Role in the Hay

Many reviews avoid mentioning it altogether; the ACT press release pussyfoots around it. But here at the Weekly there's no need for that, so I might as well come right out and tell you (if you don't know already) that…
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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? did for the American theater in 1962 what Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey did for its British equivalent just four years previously. Products of the postwar fracture of traditional family values and…
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"The Pinter/Albee Duet"

Theatre Rhinoceros mounts a double feature of civil savagery from two modern masters of English dramaturgy. Edward Albee's The Zoo Story and Harold Pinter's The Collection are among both playwrights' early works, in which each hones his linguistic gifts and…
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A Delicate Balance

Edward Albee's three-act play about an unstable family veering close to disaster should be a rich, lavish, decadent dream, populated by complacent men and talkative, shrewish women. It should also be funny, and a little surreal, because the central event…
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Two by Sea

Paducah Mining Company's production of Richard Greenberg's Life Under Water (directed by Greg Land) and Edward Albee's Finding the Sun (directed by Susannah Martin) makes for a perfectly nice and clever evening of theater, which is fine except that it…
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"Love! Labour! Loss!"

This trilogy of one-acts was cobbled together by Isis Arts Collective after the success of Counting the Ways, a brief Edward Albee bagatelle, at last year's Fringe Festival. Counting the Ways starts with the line, "Do you love me?" and…
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Funnyhouse of a Negro Adrienne Kennedy workshopped Funnyhouse of a Negro in 1962 with Edward Albee, shortly after Albee finished Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? The plays have nothing in common but a harrowing, nightmarish quality. Funnyhouse is a portrait…
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The Zoo Story As he did in the searing drama Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Edward Albee approaches human frailty metaphorically in his 1959 one-act The Zoo Story. Characters reveal themselves by talking at each other, and conversations that begin…
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Three Faces of A Three Tall Women. By Edward Albee. Directed by Lawrence Sacharow. Starring Michael Learned, Christina Rouner, and Marian Seldes. At the Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness (at Grove), through Aug. 31. Call 776-1999. Edward Albee has had…
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Story Hour

The Zoo Story By Edward Albee. Directed by Aida Jones. Starring Carolyn Bates and Kerry LaBelle. Presented by the 511e Chronicles at the Brava! Studio, 2180 Bryant, through Jan. 26. Call 982-6422. To most people, "alternative staging" means a Wild…
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Siamese Dream

Trying to cover the full range of Broadway theater in a mere three days is clearly impossible. Especially this season, which offers a smorgasbord of the old and the new: sturdy revivals (The King and I, A Funny Thing Happened…
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