Script-in-Hand: Three Tall Women
The Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre returns for the sixth season of Script-in-Hand performances. The 2012 series, Women of the Years, features some of the most compelling female leads in drama.
In the aftermath of a stroke, a dying woman in her 90s lies incapacitated as three versions of herself (each one a different age) argue about her frustrated life, with the youngest straining futilely against the woman she has no choice but to become. Far from the cryptic and absurd Albeegories that defined his aesthetic, Albee presents an autobiographical exorcism that earned him a third Pulitzer Prize and ignited a critical reappraisal of his work.
The 2012 Script-in-Hand Women of the Years series is co-sponsored by the UMKC Women's Center.
Funding for this series provided by a grant from the William T. Kemper Foundation – Commerce Bank, Trustee, with additional support from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.