Maggie, a brilliant young woman stuck in 1950’s suburbia, is out of sync with her times. She wonders if her real home might be somewhere else.
When an alien answers her call to the stars for help, she begins an intergalactic romance that will change her, the world she lives in, and the whole universe.
A retrospective of two early one-acts, running in tandem, both first produced in 1960. Tony Award winners Edward Albee and Harold Pinter, who have left their indelible marks in world theatre, give voice to the outlandish and amusing behavior of humans.
Albee’s Fam and Yam, set in an upper Eastside penthouse, examines an encounter between two unnamed playwrights, one famous, one not. This brief curtain raiser is an eloquent example of Albee’s biting wit and incisive satire.
In Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter, two hitmen wait in a basement for their next assignment. Often called the best of Harold Pinter’s early plays, it combines the classic characteristics of early Pinter – a paucity of information and an atmosphere of menace, working- class small-talk in a claustrophobic setting – with an oblique but palpable political edge, and can be seen as containing the germ of Pinter’s entire dramatic oeuvre.