Well, Albee: APT Slots its Final 2015 Touchstone Show
We’ve been wondering when American Players Theatre would announce which work would be filling the final Touchstone slot for 2015, and now we know: It’s going to be American playwright Edward Albee’s The Seascape, a work about a middle-aged couple weighing whether they’re going to stay together for the final phase of their lives. There’s a picnic by the sea, jets flying overhead and a bizarre curveball audiences unfamiliar with the play probably won’t see coming. Let’s just say that the similarities between Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and A Delicate Balance, Albee’s other plays about troubled and tumultuous marriages, end quickly.
Albee’s another of the American playwrights (Mamet, O’Neill, Shepard, Wilson etc.) who fits nicely into artistic director Brenda DeVita’s wheelhouse—these are the plays she grew up on, and she’s as being a huge fan of them. Albee is notoriously fastidious about the way in which his plays are staged, which may explain the delay in announcing it.
The Seascape will run Laura Gordon, who last directed at APT in 2012, is on tap to helm the show.