‘Three Tall Women’ Headed to Zanesville Community Theatre

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Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Three Tall Women, will open at the Zanesville Community Theatre this weekend. Performances will be held March 31, April 1, 7 and 8 at 8 p.m. There will also be two matinee performances on Sunday, April 2 and April 9 at 2:30 p.m.

Directed by veteran ZCT director, Eric Blake, Three Tall Women tells the life story of one extraordinary woman through the observations of three individual women. The characters are not given names in the script, but are referred to as A, played Amy Underwood, a wealthy 90-something year old; B, played by Jillian von Gunten, her 52 year old caregiver; and C, played by Leah Hoover, who is a 26 year old sent by A’s law firm to handle some legal matters. The cast also includes Philip Sakal, as the wayward son, whose somewhat unexpected return causes turmoil.

Albee may be more popularly known to theatre-goers as the author of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Three Tall Women is a much more recent example of the late playwright’s work. In an interview shortly after the play opened, Albee called it “a kind of exorcism”. Although not specifically documented, many believe that the women characters combine to form a portrait of Albee’s mother and that the son represents Albee himself. It should be noted that the play contains adult language, and mature themes and situations.

For more information on Three Tall Women, please call the theatre box office at 740-455-6487 or visit the theatre website: