by Albee, Edward

  • DPS pink new

Genre: Drama

Cast 1 male 3 female

Length Full

Set Flexible

Licence UK & Ireland only

ISBN 9780822214205

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this engaging study of the life of one woman from one of America’s most renowned playwrights has engrossed audiences around the world. When the play opens, a young lawyer, ‘C’, is visiting her 92-year old client, ‘A’, to sort out her financial affairs. Along with the old woman’s matronly companion ‘B’, the lawyer tries to convince ‘A’ of the need to put her affairs in order, but ‘A’ begins a magnificent journey through her life, marriage and family. Finally, when recounting her most painful memory, ‘A’ suffers a stroke. In the second half of the play, ‘A’s comatose body lies in bed as ‘B’ and ‘C’ watch over her for signs of improvement. Suddenly, ‘A’ enters, very much alive and lucid. The three women are now the stages of ‘A’s life which were explored earlier in the play and her memories and reminiscences are unceremoniously examined in a masterful stroke of theatrical magic. “Three Tall Women is an astonishing piece of work.” [Daily Telegraph]

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