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Arts & Leisure November 10, 2011  RSS feed

An Evening With Albee At College

Renowned Playwright Tells His Story


Edward Albee Edward Albee Queens College’s Evening Readings series will present Edward Albee in conversation with WNYC radio host Leonard Lopate on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Music Building located at 65-30 Kissena Blvd. in Flushing.

Albee is widely regarded as one of the greatest living playwrights writing in English. Born in 1928, he began writing plays 30 years later. He is the author of the Pulitzer Prizewinning works A Delicate Balance, Seascape, and Three Tall Women, and the Tony Award-winning Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?

His other works include The Zoo Story, The American Dream, Tiny Alice, All Over, The Lady From Dubuque, The Man Who Had Three Arms, Finding The Sun, Marriage Play, Fragments, The Play About The Baby, Occupant, Peter and Jerry: Act 1, Homelife; Act 2, The Zoo Story, and Me, Myself and I.

A member of the Dramatists Guild Council and president of The Edward F. Albee Foundation, Albee was awarded the Gold Medal in Drama from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in 1980. He is a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts. In 2005, he was awarded the special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Tickets are $20 per person. For more information about the Evening Readings, founded and directed by QC English Professor Joseph Cuomo, visit www.qcreadings.org or call 1-718-997-4646.

Now in its 36th anniversary season, the Evening Readings have attracted the world’s most famous and accomplished writers. Upcoming authors include Stephen Sondheim (Dec. 6), Colum McCann (Mar. 6, 2012) and E. L. Doctorow (Apr. 24).