An evening of one-acts by Edward Albee.
The Sandbox was written in 1959. Albee introduces one of America's most dysfunctional families, a grasping, materialistic married couple who stage a perverse seaside idyll destined to end in the demise of the wife's aged mother. In this pioneering work, Albee manipulates cliches of language and social mores, breaking the fourth wall and purposefully destroying the audience's illusion of passive observation of the action of the play.
The American Dream is satire, written in 1960, and continues the story of Mommy and Daddy of The Sandbox. It is a ferocious, uproarious attack on the substitution of artificial for real values, a startling tale of murder and morality that rocks middle-class ethics to their complacent foundations. In it, Albee explores the hollowness of the American dream, as well as the fallacy of the ideal American family.
Discussions with Edward Albee will take place following the March 18th and April 8th performances, giving audience members the once-in-a-lifetime experience of a dialogue with one of America's most venerated theatrical voices.