Three Tall Women
Imagine yourself at a younger age having a conversation with yourself at other points in your life? What would that young, probably naïve you think about how things will turn out, about whom you will love and not love, or about your successes and especially about your failures? What advice would you give and what questions might you ask yourself from other stages of your life if you could sit and chat a while with others who all talk about ‘we’ and ‘me’ as the same person?
Edward Albee’s 1990 play (and winner of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize), Three Tall Women, provides one elderly woman the chance to have that conversation as she lies waiting to take her last breaths. Now in production by Pear Theatre, Three Tall Women provides us an opportunity to contemplate our own lives and to assess how much we in fact remember as it actually happened, how much we probably have forgotten that once was important, and how much we have created as truths that in fact may not have ever happened the way we now believe they did.
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Rating: 4 E
Three Tall Women continues through July 17, 2022, running in repertory with Julia Cho’s The Piano Teacher – both in production by Pear Theatre, 1110 La Avenida Avenue, Mountain View, CA. Tickets are available online at https://www.thepear.org/ or by calling 650-254-1148.
Photos Credit: Mario Ramirez