Three Tall Women by Edward Albee

The Pulitzer Prize-winning THREE TALL WOMEN by Edward Albee is directed by Frederick Ponzlov and features Albuquerque veteran actor Lacey Bingham as A, and regional theatre actors: Laura Norman as B, Tilcara Webb as C and Juan Mendoza Solis as The Young Man.

THE STORY

"...the autobiographical Three Tall Women [BY EDWARD ALBEE] both flays and eulogizes Albees adoptive mother, a socialite whose stony cruelty towards her gay son (and, more often than not, the rest of humanity) is examined investigated, really through the plays intoxicating dialogue and an inspired, peel-away structure.

As the play begins, three women nameless, listed in the credits as A, B & C are gathered in the tastefully appointed, wealth-signaling bedroom where the elderly, addled A is living, meanly and painfully, her final days. B is her 52-year-old caretaker, compassionate and clear-eyed, while C, is the 26-year-old attorney sent to tidy up some of the old womans financial affairs before its too late.At 92 (she insists 91), A recites the long, rambling stories of her life, bitter and funny reflections interrupted only by frequent memory lapses, bathroom emergencies and sudden, vile insults aimed at the living and the dead.

In the small coup de theatre thats lost none of its power since 1994, the plays second act finds the cast transformed, each actress now playing character A at three points of her life. Young A is all hope and shaky confidence, convinced, she insists, that she'll never become the compromising, angry 52-year-old mother or the fatalistic, bed-ridden thing of 92 (or 91). She listens in growing panic as her older selves tell of what's in store: the troubled marriage, the tortures of ill health, friends and family who disappoint and, most painful of all, a son she neither understands, accepts or loves..." ~ excerpted from the DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD REVIEW

Some audiences and critics have called it a comedy, some a tragedy so it all depends on your POV. Many critics have said that this most autobiographical of all Albee's works, surpasses his masterpiece, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?


Meet the Cast of Three Tall Women

LAURA NORMAN is thrilled to be performing on an Albuquerque stage for the first time after relocating from Denver, and to be working with such an amazing group of people. She last appeared as Callie in the world premiere of Full Code with Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company (BETC). Also with BETC, she played Myra Babbage in Ghost-Writer (Best Actress, Henry Awards/Westword), as well as the Pilot in BETC’s regional premiere of Grounded (True West Award), a one-woman show about an Air Force pilot who is grounded due to pregnancy from flying F-16’s, and eventually reassigned to pilot drones. Other favorite roles include Harper inAngels In America, I and II (Best Actress, Denver Post/Westword), Valerie in The Weir(Nominated, Best Actress, Henry Awards), Wren in A Body of Water (Best Supporting Actress, Westword), and Ben in Matt & Ben. On-camera work includes independent films Beggar Girland The One Who Loves You, as well as NBC’s The Night Shift and USA’s In Plain Sight. She earned her B.A. in Theatre from the University of Northern Colorado.

LAURA NORMAN is thrilled to be performing on an Albuquerque stage for the first time after relocating from Denver, and to be working with such an amazing group of people. She last appeared as Callie in the world premiere of Full Code with Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company (BETC). Also with BETC, she played Myra Babbage in Ghost-Writer (Best Actress, Henry Awards/Westword), as well as the Pilot in BETC’s regional premiere of Grounded (True West Award), a one-woman show about an Air Force pilot who is grounded due to pregnancy from flying F-16’s, and eventually reassigned to pilot drones. Other favorite roles include Harper inAngels In America, I and II (Best Actress, Denver Post/Westword), Valerie in The Weir(Nominated, Best Actress, Henry Awards), Wren in A Body of Water (Best Supporting Actress, Westword), and Ben in Matt & Ben. On-camera work includes independent films Beggar Girland The One Who Loves You, as well as NBC’s The Night Shift and USA’s In Plain Sight. She earned her B.A. in Theatre from the University of Northern Colorado.

TILCARA WEBB is in her third year as a student at the University of New Mexico. She is a Santa Fe native and a graduate of the New Mexico School for the Arts. Most recently, she studied under Marcelo Savignone in his studio on Avenida Corrientes in Buenos Aires, Argentina. During my time in Santa Fe, I played Cassie Cooper in Rumors and Karen Wright in The Children's Hour, while also collaborating with Just Say It Theatre on many of their early productions. She did Rumors at the New Mexico School for the Arts (on their campus), and the Children's Hour in the blackbox theatre at Warehouse 21. She also performed on the Lensic and James A. Little stages.

TILCARA WEBB is in her third year as a student at the University of New Mexico. She is a Santa Fe native and a graduate of the New Mexico School for the Arts. Most recently, she studied under Marcelo Savignone in his studio on Avenida Corrientes in Buenos Aires, Argentina. During my time in Santa Fe, I played Cassie Cooper in Rumors and Karen Wright in The Children's Hour, while also collaborating with Just Say It Theatre on many of their early productions. She did Rumors at the New Mexico School for the Arts (on their campus), and the Children's Hour in the blackbox theatre at Warehouse 21. She also performed on the Lensic and James A. Little stages.

LACEY BINGHAM is happy to be performing at the Aux Dog Theatre once again, having played here as Esther Franz in Arthur Miller's The Price. Most recently she was Lillian La Fleur in Nine the Musical with MTS; she performed the "Scraps" monologue in Talking With... at the Santa Fe Playhouse; and was Joveeta in Doublewide,Texas at the Adobe Theatre.

LACEY BINGHAM is happy to be performing at the Aux Dog Theatre once again, having played here as Esther Franz in Arthur Miller's The Price. Most recently she was Lillian La Fleur in Nine the Musical with MTS; she performed the "Scraps" monologue in Talking With... at the Santa Fe Playhouse; and was Joveeta in Doublewide,Texas at the Adobe Theatre.

Juan Mendoza Solis as The Young Man

Juan Mendoza Solis as The Young Man