Theatre Community Remembers Edward Albee December 6

News   Theatre Community Remembers Edward Albee December 6
The afternoon memorial is open to members of the public.
Edward Albee
Edward Albee Monica Simoes

A memorial service for Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee, who died September 16 at the age of 88, is held December 6 at 1 PM at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street).

A group of Mr. Albee’s friends and associates organized the memorial. Participants are scheduled to include actors Rosemary Harris, Mercedes Ruehl, Bill Pullmam, Jordan Baker, Maureen Anderman, Richard Thomas, Brian Murray, Jane Alexander, and Peter Francis James; playwrights Terrence McNally, Will Eno, Arthur Kopit, and John Guare; producer Elizabeth Ireland McCann; directors David Esbjornson and Emily Mann; and Jakob Holder, executive director of the Edward F. Albee Foundation.

A limited number of seats are available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis. Door open at 12:30 PM.

Widely recognized as one of the greatest playwrights of his generation, whose work altered the landscape of world drama, Albee wrote more than 30 plays, including The Zoo Story; The Death of Bessie Smith; The Sandbox; Fam and Yam; The American Dream; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Tony Award); The Ballad of the Sad Café; Tiny Alice; A Delicate Balance (Pulitzer Prize); Box and Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung; All Over; Seascape (Pulitzer Prize); Listening; Counting the Ways; The Man Who Had Three Arms; Finding the Sun; Marriage Play; Three Tall Women (Pulitzer Prize); Fragments; The Play About the Baby; The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? (Tony); Occupant; At Home at the Zoo (Homelife/The Zoo Story); and Me, Myself and I.

Read's full obituary for Mr. Albee here.

(Updated December 6, 2016)

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