They're women. They're tall. And there are three of them. Yes, it's another production of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Center Stage of Baltimore will present Three Tall Women beginning Jan. 11, opening Jan. 16 and running through Feb. 10.
The women are played by Scotty Bloch (as A), Patricia Hodges (B) and Anne Louise Zachry (C). In the play's first act, C, a young lawyer, comes to visit her client, A, a rich elderly woman who is being cared for by B. The conversations among the three reveal the way the older lady has lived her life, her triumphs and her regrets, her storied past and her estrangement from her son.
By Act Two, the drama has taken a decidedly non-naturalistic turn, with all three actresses addressing the audience directly, representing the older woman at different stages of her life, and bandying about the meaning of life as a woman, a wife and a mother. The play is considered to be largely autobiographical, drawing upon Albee's troubled relationship with the headstrong, socialite who was his adoptive mother.
Tim Vasen directs.
Tickets are $10-$48. Center Stage is located at 200 N. Calvert St. For more information, call (410) 332-0033.