Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 7pm, Music Building, $20
d w a r d l b e e
with Leonard Lopate
is widely regarded as one of the greatest living playwrights in the English language. He is the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes, three Tony Awards, as well as the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Gold Medal in Drama from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the Kennedy Center Honors, and the National Medal of Arts. He is the author of many plays, including The Zoo Story, The American Dream, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, A Delicate Balance, Seascape, Three Tall Women, The Play About the Baby, The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?, and At Home at the Zoo. The New York Times has described the work of Mr. Albee as “startlingly personal, lucid and precise…truly moving…essential.” The Daily News has described Mr. Albee’s work as “powerful…beautiful…filled with humor and compassion, and touched with poetry…[with] the stature and eloquence of a classic.” Max Lerner, writing in The New York Post, has said: “Edward Albee has attempted one of the most difficult feats a playwright can tangle with—how to portray on stage, through barbed talk and polished interaction, the prime disease of our time and society, which is neither violence nor materialism nor alienation, but quite simply emptiness…. [His work] comes closer to dissecting the agony and fear of emptiness than any I have seen.” Ben Brantley, writing in The New York Times, has described Mr. Albee as “one of the few genuinely great living American dramatists.”
Edward Albee will be interviewed by Leonard Lopate.
photo of Edward Albee: Jerry Speier