Artvoice: Buffalo's #1 Newsweekly
Home Blogs Web Features Calendar Listings Artvoice TV Real Estate Classifieds Contact

A New Albee

Edward Albee’s recent visit to Buffalo to take in the Road Less Traveled production of his play, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?, puts him squarely in the center of our city’s theatrical consciousness. Right now, his newest play, Me, Myself & I, is having its New York debut at Playwrights Horizons. The piece was first produced a couple of seasons ago, at the McCarter in New Jersey. Emily Mann, artistic director at the McCarter, has directed both productions. For New York, Elizabeth Ashley has replaced Tyne Daly, who was highly praised in the original. Brian Murray returns to play her live-in doctor.

Ujima's Latest: "Ruined"

Playwright Lynn Nottage visited Congolese women in refugee camps in Uganda while she was doing research for Ruined, her adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s 1939 play, Mother Courage and Her Children. When she told them the title of Brecht’s play, they spoke the words, “Mother Courage,” back to her in French, with such meaning and sorrowful pride that she completely rethought her direction and her play quickly started to come into focus. She would go on to win the Pulitzer Prize.

Back to issue index