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Seascape Its 1975 Pulitzer Prize notwithstanding, Seascape isn't Edward Albee's most developed work. Still, it breathes with his best...Seascape Its 1975 Pulitzer Prize notwithstanding, Seascape isn't Edward Albee's most developed work. Still, it breathes with his best...2005-12-02Frances Sternhagen
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Seascape

Starring: George Grizzard; Starring: Frances Sternhagen; Director: Mark Lamos; Author: Edward Albee; Opening Date: 11/21/2005; Status: In Season

Its 1975 Pulitzer Prize notwithstanding, Seascape isn’t Edward Albee’s most developed work. Still, it breathes with his best obsessions: difference, indifference, and the necessity of full engagement with Being. On a perilously canted seashore sit an older couple (George Grizzard and Frances Sternhagen) who’ve fused comfortably with their existential frustrations. A bracing burst of absurdity puts them nose to nose with another couple (Frederick Weller and Elizabeth Marvel), who’d probably be considered beach people…if they were people. The whole play is a preamble to a human ideal that’s yet to evolve — in other words, an exciting nonevent.

Originally posted December 2 2005 — 12:00 AM EST

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