Art Institute of Chicago Will Welcome Albee for American Perspectives Discussion Dec. 7

News   Art Institute of Chicago Will Welcome Albee for American Perspectives Discussion Dec. 7
Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Albee will join Chicago theatre critic Richard Christiansen for a discussion of the playwright's work Dec. 7 at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Edward Albee
Edward Albee Photo by Carol Rosegg

Albee, who is enjoying quite a year with productions of Peter and Jerry at Second Stage, Me, Myself and I at the McCarter Theatre, The Sandbox and The American Dream at the Cherry Lane Theatre and Occupant at the Signature Theatre Company, joins Christiansen for the Art Institute's American Perspectives series at 6 PM in Fullerton Hall. Edward Albee's work includes his Tony Award-winning dramas Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?. He received Tony nominations for The Ballad of the Sad Café, Tiny Alice, A Delicate Balance, Seascape, and was awarded a Tony for Lifetime Achievement in 2005. His plays A Delicate Balance, Three Tall Women, and Seascape were each awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Albee has also been honored with the Gold Medal in Drama from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts.

Upcoming conversations in the American Perspectives series include Tony-winning actor Brian Dennehy (Dec. 20), Academy Award-nominated composer Philip Glass (Feb. 9) and operatic composer John Adams (May 15).

Tickets for the Dec. 7 conversation with Albee and Christiansen, presented in association with the Goodman Theatre, are $15 for the general public. Tickets may be purchased by calling (312) 575-8000 or by visiting

The Art Institute of Chicago is located at 111 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago, IL.

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