Described by The New Yorker as “the greatest living playwright,” Edward Albee has defined modern American theater for nearly five decades with his provocative, controversial and groundbreaking plays. Lauded as “one of the eternal innovators” in American drama, this three-time Pulitzer Prize-winner challenges his audiences with stories that express the bone-simple, shattering truth of the human experience, perhaps best exemplified by his 1962 masterpiece Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Still as prolific and relevant as ever, Albee makes his Royce Hall debut in a fascinating discussion about the power of the arts as a catalyst for change. He believes that art should be dangerous, that it should reveal all of our shortcomings and complacency, hopefully inspiring us to live our lives more fully. He also explores charged topics such as government repression, censorship in the arts, and cultural literacy.
Added by la-underground on June 18, 2008