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I had a premonition. I know you say there's no such thing, but I had one. It was I died.
Following the hugely successful 2015 season of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? the Theatre Guild and director Geoff Brittain are delighted to be performing what is considered to be Albee's masterwork of modern theatre, [I]Three Tall Women,[/I which won the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, (Albee's third Pulitzer Prize) and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, 1994.
Rachel Burfield, Jean Walker & Jessica Carroll in Three Tall Women.
As an overbearing, bitter old woman suffers from a stroke and dementia lies dying, she is tended by 2 other women, and visited by a young man. 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 as she bitterly recalls her husband's affairs and death, and the estrangement of her gay son. Her son arrives to kneel at her bedside. But is it too late?
This startling and provocative portrayal of a wealthy widow looking back on her life in an attempt to solve its riddles is largely based on the story of Albee's adoptive mother, and his being raised by conservative New England adoptive parents who disapproved of his homosexuality, resulting in him leaving home at 18, just like the son in this play.
Albee portrays ageing and human frailty with insight and wit. He reveals the pettiness and self-deception in our lives, whilst showing a range of forgiveness and reconciliation not offered in his earlier plays.
Director: Geoff Brittain
Cast: Rachel Burfield, Jessica Carroll, Jean Walker and Amin Zargarian
Why? Opportunity to see one of the greatest dramas of American theatre performed by The Adelaide Theatre Guild under the direction of Geoff Brittain, Winner of Best Show Drama for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (presented in August 2015.)
Where:Little Theatre, The Cloisters (off Victoria Drive, gate 10), University of Adelaide. Ticket machine in Cloisters parking area. WE RECOMMEND YOU ALLOW EXTRA TIME FOR PARKING WHEN THERE IS AN EVENT ON AT ADELAIDE OVAL.
Cost:Tickets $28 Full / $23 Concession Group Bookings: 10 at Concession rate NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES AVAILABLE. PLEASE NOTE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON THE DOOR WITH CASH FOR ALL PERFORMANCES ONCE TRYBOOKING CLOSES (4pm weekday performance)