Mar 8, 2011

Sometimes Even Silly?

Worthwhile interview with Tracy Letts and Pam MacKinnon re: their production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, now at the Arena in D.C. Letts makes the obvious link between his own academic family upbringing and that of George and his guests. But leave it to a fellow playwright to use an adjective for Albee that isn't the first that pops into my mind:
"Mr. Albee has a way of dramatizing very mundane moments, making them dramatic, making them pop, making them interesting and especially humorous for an audience. He has a great, wry sense of humor, sometimes even silly but almost always very smart."
Love that "almost always." Letts is nothing if not precise.

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