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Edward Albee to discuss state of theater, Feb. 7

Award-winning playwright Edward Albee will speak at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in McCosh 10.

He will discuss "The Playwright vs. the Theater," focusing on the state of American theater, its problems, its strengths and its future.

Albee has won the Pulitzer Prize in drama three times, for "A Delicate Balance" (1967), "Seascape" (1975) and "Three Tall Women" (1994). He also earned a Tony Award for "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" in 1963 and for "A Delicate Balance" (revival) in 1996.

He has been honored for his body of achievement with a gold medal from the Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, as a Kennedy Center honoree and as the recipient of a National Medal of Arts.

Albee's 1971 play, "All Over," will be performed at McCarter Theatre Feb. 12 to March 3. His Feb. 7 talk is part of the University's Public Lectures Series and will be Webcast .

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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