Seascape, Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1975 drama, comes to Berkeley's Aurora Theatre Company, Oct. 11-Nov. 10, (opening night is Oct. 17).
Similar in set-up to Albee's A Delicate Balance, Seascape looks at the "Empty Nest Syndrome" via Charlie and Nancy, a normal, middle-aged couple suddenly confronted on a beach by two giant lizard-like creatures whose relationship reflects their own.
Barbara Oliver will direct this revival, which features Carla Spindt, Michael Santo, Howard Swain and Nancy Carlin. Oliver is artistic director of Aurora, whose mission is "to create an actor-oriented theatre company that places high value on words and ideas."
Edward Albee's first play, The Zoo Story opened in 1959, shortly followed by three more one-acts, including The Sandbox. 1962 gave Broadway Albee's Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, which, like Seascape and Balance, looked at the rifts and lies in a long term marital relationship. Albee's most recent work, Three Tall Women, won the 1994 Pulitzer, Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Play.
Aurora, a chamber Equity company, will stage Seascape at their home in the Berkeley City Club, Berkeley, CA. For tickets and information, call (510) 843-4822.