THREE TALL WOMEN
University of Adelaide Theatre Guild
The Little Theatre
Written By: Edward Albee
Directed By: Geoff Brittain
The Theatre Guild and director Geoff Brittain are delighted to return to Albee's work following the hugely successful 2015 season of 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'
As an imperious, acerbic old woman lies dying, tended by 2 other women, she remembers the fun of her childhood, an early marriage and the optimism of youth. But as her mind wanders, she recalls later events and bitterness creeps in, revealing disappointment, betrayal and unhappiness. Her son arrives to kneel at her bedside. But is it too late?
Based largely on the story of his adoptive mother, Pulitzer prize-winning drama 'Three Tall Women' is a startling and provocative portrayal of a wealthy widow looking back on her life in an attempt to solve its riddles; a journey that transports her to a landscape of reflection where generations collide and time vanishes.
Ageing and human frailty are depicted with insight, wit and a complete absence of sentimentality. Albee lays bare the pettiness and self-deception in our lives, whilst introducing a dimension of forgiveness and reconciliation not seen in his earlier work.
Cast: Rachel Burfield, Jessica Carroll, Jean Walker and Amin Zargarian
By arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd on behalf of Dramatists Play Service Inc., New York
Suitable for ages: School year 10 upwards
Wednesday to Saturday, 9-12 & 16-19 August 2017, 7.30pm
Little Theatre, The Cloisters, Gate 10 off Victoria Drive, University of Adelaide
After hours parking available in the University grounds (ticket machine near gate 10).
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Group bookings 10+ at concession rate
School group discounts from 8313 5999 only
Tickets on the door, cash only and subject to availability
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