Edward Albee, three time Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright (Three Tall Women, A Delicate Balance, and Seascape) is visiting Mexico City with the purpose of attending a performance of the Mexican production of Three Tall Women (Tres Mujeres Altas), which celebrated its first 100 performances Jan. 14.
Produced by OCESA, Three Tall Women stars Carmen Montejo, Blanca Sanchez and Irella de Villers. Montejo, who was born in Cuba, is one of Mexico's leading dramatic actresses, who recently celebrated 65 years in theatre, films and TV. According to Lourdes Gomez, press representative for the show, Albee has expressed his interest in seeing the Mexican staging of his play especially because he will have the chance to reunite once again with Montejo, who became a good friend of the author when she starred in the Mexican premiere of Albee's Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf.
During his stay in Mexico City, Albee also plans to join three talented Mexican writers, Sabina Berman, Carmen Boulloza and Alicia Paz Garcia Diego, in a lecture titled "Interpretacion y Colaboracion en el Arte" (Interpretation and Collaboration in the Arts), which will be held at the Teatro Julio Prieto on Jan. 23 at 7 PM. It's reported that Albee will see Tres Mujeres Altas just after that lecture. For information on the lecture call to the Teatro Julio Prieto at (52-5) 639-9816.
You can meet Albee's Three Tall Women at the Teatro Julio Prieto, located at Xola and Nicolas San Juan, on Thurs. and Fri. at 8:30 PM, Sat. at 5:30 PM & 8:30 PM and Sun. at 6 PM. For information and tickets call Ticketmaster Mexico at (52-5) 325-9000.
--By Claudio Carrera