Edward Albee's women are the subject of the April 12 airing of "Theatre Talk," the acclaimed PBS talk show that features interviews with top theatre personalities. This week's guests include veteran stage actress Marian Seldes and Academy Award winner Mercedes Ruehl, who will discuss interpreting Albee's women for the stage. Ruehl, who won a Tony Award for her work in Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers, is currently starring in Albee's The Goat or Who is Sylvia? at the Golden Theatre. Ruehl portrays wife Stevie in Albee's new, controversial work that concerns a family torn apart by one man's feelings for his beloved goat. Her other Broadway appearances have included roles in I'm Not Rappaport, The Shadow Box (Tony nomination) and The Rose Tattoo. Ruehl won an Academy Award for her role in "The Fisher King" and also appeared in the feature films "Lost in Yonkers," "Last Action Hero," "Slaves of New York," "Radio Days" and "Heartburn." Seldes has appeared in a slew of Albee works, including A Delicate Balance, Three Tall Women and the recent The Play About the Baby. She earned a Tony Award for her work in Albee's A Delicate Balance as well as Tony nominations for her roles in Father's Day, Deathtrap and Ring Round the Moon. Currently appearing in the Off-Broadway production of Ellen McLaughlin's Helen, Seldes' film work includes turns in Tom and Huck, Home Alone 3, Digging to China, The Haunting, Celebrity, Affliction, Duets and Town and Country.
Hosted by New York Post theatre columnist Michael Riedel and producer Susan Haskins, "Theatre Talk" airs Friday nights at midnight on WNET/Thirteen.