Federico Garcia Lorca will be coming to Off-Broadway via the pen of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee. Although there's no exact where, there is a when, Albee says: December 2001.
The playwright is currently enjoying an Off-Broadway renaissance. His Tiny Alice has extended twice in its Second Stage staging, now through Jan. 7. Hard upon that play comes the New York premiere of Albee's first new work in six years, The Play About the Baby, which begins performances at the Century Center for the Performing Arts Jan. 16.
The Lorca Play looks at the life of the famed Spanish poet and playwright. Among his works are Blood Wedding, Yerma and his best known drama, The House of Bernarda Alba. Both left-wing and homosexual, Lorca became a target in the Spanish Civil War and the Nationalists under Francisco Franco murdered him August 19,1936.
Albee's past plays include the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Delicate Balance, Seascape and Three Tall Women, as well as the short works The Zoo Story and The American Dream.
— By Christine Ehren