August Wilson Theatre to Host Edward Albee Memorial

augustwilsontheatreBy Mike Downing

The August Wilson Theatre, 245 West 52nd Street, will host a tribute to playwright Edward Albee on Tuesday, December 6 at 1 p.m. Albee’s friends and associates are organizing the memorial.

Albee, who died on Sept. 16, 2016 at the age of 88, 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?, The Ballad of the Sad Café, Tiny Alice, A Delicate Balance, Box and Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung, All Over, Seascape, Listening, Counting the Ways, The Man Who Had Three Arms, Finding the Sun, Marriage Play, Three Tall Women, Fragments, The Play About the Baby, The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?, Occupant, At Home at the Zoo, and Me, Myself and I.

A limited number of seats will be available to the general public, on a first-coedward-albee2me, first-served basis. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.

Albee was a member of the Dramatist Guild Council and president of the Edward F. Albee Foundation. He was awarded the Gold Medal in Drama from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1980 and in 1996 received the Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts. In 2005 he was awarded a special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement.

The Edward F. Albee Foundation, which he created 50 years ago, will continue to provide residencies for writers and visual artists at the Foundation’s headquarters in Montauk, NY.

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