Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin star in a revival of Edward Albee's vintage drama of marriage and its discontents.
Closing Performance at the Longacre: September 4, 2005
The plot: A couple comes home from a party and has a fight.
Turner and Irwin go toe to toe in this supremely realized mutual midlife crisis, verbally eviscerating each other with a vengeance. Irwin's stuffy academic steps right into the snares laid by his weary wife, with tragic results for both them and their unfortunate drinking companions. Nothing is out of bounds, no punches are pulled, and the ending of the play evokes old ideas about catharsis, and how a good piece of theatre can lay a few old ghosts to rest.
This is the third Broadway revival of Edward Albee's play - it was also made into a popular film.
2005 Tony Award: Best Leading Actor in a Play (Irwin)
May be inappropriate for 13 and under.
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.