WHEN: NOVEMBER 14, 15 & 16 @ 7:30PM
WHERE: Debonair Music Hall, 1409 Queen Anne Road between Walraven and State Street in Teaneck
TICKETS: Seating is limited; tickets are a $25 donation per seat
Tickets available now at www.blackboxpac.com.
For further information on Debonair, visit www.debonairmusicalhall.com; free parking is ample and the venue entrance is on street level.
While Black Box's ongoing monthly 'From A To Zoo' series covering all of Edward Albee's play will resume in December, this month brings an exclusive fundraiser workshop presentation to the stage in Teaneck! The State of Unions: Edward Albee's MARRIAGE PLAY, COUNTING THE WAYS, and THE PERFECT MARRIAGE, an (almost) never seen monologue about exactly what it sounds like, is the first pairing of these vital, rarely seen works from an American master.
In 1987's MARRIAGE PLAY, featuring Black Box regulars Mike Gardiner and Danielle MacMath, Jack and Gillian employ verbal and physical battles to explore their life together and the institution itself. In 1976's COUNTING THE WAYS, a vaudeville, a long married couple portrayed by Zach Abraham and Deb McLean discover that time has wrought changes in their relationship. Both are directed by BB's Artistic Director Matt Okin. 2006's THE PERFECT MARRIAGE, a rarely seen monologue, features Ilana Schimmel and is directed by The Edward Albee Foundation's Executive Director Jakob Holder.
Edward Albee was born on March 12, 1928, and began writing plays 30 years later. His plays include THE ZOO STORY (1958), THE DEATH OF BESSIE SMITH (1959), THE SANDBOX (1959), THE AMERICAN DREAM (1960), WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (1961-62, Tony Award), TINY ALICE (1964), A DELICATE BALANCE (1966, Pulitzer Prize; 1996, Tony Award), ALL OVER (1971), SEASCAPE (1974, Pulitzer Prize), LISTENING (1975), COUNTING THE WAYS (1975), THE LADY FROM DUBUQUE (1977-78), THE MAN WHO HAD THREE ARMS (1981), FINDING THE SUN (1982), MARRIAGE PLAY (1986-87), THREE TALL WOMEN (1991, Pulitzer Prize), FRAGMENTS (1993), THE PLAY ABOUT THE BABY (1997), THE GOAT OR, WHO IS SYLVIA? (2000, 2002 Tony Award), OCCUPANT (2001), AT HOME AT THE ZOO: (ACT 1, HOMELIFE. ACT 2, THE ZOO STORY.) (2004), and ME, MYSELF & I (2008). Mr. Albee was awarded the Gold Medal in Drama from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in 1980. In 1996 he received the Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts. In 2005, he was awarded a special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Debonair Music Hall is a live music venue that brings the best national touring acts and local bands to Teaneck, NJ. Enjoy delicious food and drinks while you experience the electrifying energy of live music: www.debonairmusichall.com
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